Patent Number: 6,490,444

Title: Method and telecommunication system for indicating the receipt of a data message

Abstract: The method operates in a telecommunications network having at least one subscriber terminal corresponding to at least one subscriber at a subscriber location. The method implements a message waiting indication service for indicating the presence of a data message corresponding to the at least one subscriber in a data message platform. The method begins in step 100 by receiving the data message at the data message platform. A message waiting signal is generated as shown in step 102. The message waiting signal is transmitted to the telecommunications network as shown in step 104 and a message waiting indication signal is generated at the telecommunications network as shown in step 106. Finally, a message waiting indication signal is transmitted to the subscriber terminal in response to the message waiting signal.

Inventors: Bossemeyer, Jr.; Robert Wesley (St. Charles, IL), Stuckman; Bruce Edward (Algonquin, IL), Roney; Crystal (River Forest, IL), Cox; Neil Eugene (South Barrington, IL)

Assignee: Ameritech Corporation

International Classification: H04L 12/58 (20060101); H04M 011/10 ()

Expiration Date: 12/03/2011