Caller ID for text messaging
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2032-Aug-13
Potentially relevant companies (4): Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., LG Electronics, Inc., Pantech Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation
Products & technologies (7): Communications:Data, Network:Restoration, Network:Router, Telecom:Monitoring, Telecom:Subscriber Services, Wireless:Messaging, Wireless:Network
Systems and methods for providing caller ID information for text messaging. In one embodiment, a message center receives a text message from a sender, and identifies a name of the sender. The message center then inserts the sender name in the text message, and transmits the text message towards a recipient.
1. A system comprising:
a Short Message Service Center (SMSC) configured to receive a text message from a message center over a network, and to determine whether the text message includes a sender name of a person who sent the text message;
when the text message does not include the sender name, the SMSC is configured to parse the text message to locate a directory number of the sender, to send a query to a Home Subscriber Server (HSS) to acquire a name of the sender that is defined within the network as associated with the directory number, and to insert the sender name in the text message;
when the text message includes the sender name, the SMSC is configured to process policy rules defined by a recipient to determine whether to override the sender name, to identify an alternate name for the sender of the text message responsive to a determination to override, and to insert the alternate name in the text message;
the SMSC is configured to transmit the text message towards the recipient.
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