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1. (WO2007097786) COST ESTIMATION IN MESSAGING APPLICATION FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2007/097786    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/041665
Publication Date: Aug 30, 2007 International Filing Date: Oct 25, 2006
IPC: H04M 15/28
Applicants: SONY ERICSSON MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS AB
PANTALONE, Brett, Anthony
VASA, Yojak
Inventors: PANTALONE, Brett, Anthony
VASA, Yojak
Title: COST ESTIMATION IN MESSAGING APPLICATION FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE
Abstract:
A messaging application (100) for a mobile communication device (10) comprises an integrated message composer (102) for creating messages of two or more different types, and a cost estimation function (106) for estimating the cost of messages based on the message type and cost data stored in memory (14) and for providing the estimated cost of the message to the user before the message is sent. Providing the user with information about the cost of the message gives the user confidence that messages will not be undesirably expensive and the increased confidence in the cost of messages will encourage use of messaging services.