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1. WO2005062976 - TECHNIQUES PERMETTANT DE COMBINER VOIX ET SERVICES DE MESSAGES COURTS TEXTUELS SANS FIL

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What is Claimed:

1. A method of multi-modal communication comprising:
generating an SMS message, wherein the underlying content that is to be represented in the form of an SMS message comprises at least one of:
text; and
audio;
sending the SMS message to a recipient; and
the recipient opening the SMS message on a device that supports the rendering of both said text and said audio to retrieve the content of the SMS message,
wherein at least one of the following holds:
the underlying content represented in the form of the SMS message comprises said audio, and wherein the SMS message comprises a link to listen to said audio;
the underlying content represented in the form of the SMS message comprises said text and said audio, and wherein the SMS message comprises said text and a link to listen to said audio; and
the underlying content represented in the form of the SMS message comprises said text and the recipient takes an action to have the text synthesized as audio.

2. The method of claim 1, wherein:
the underlying content represented in the form of the SMS message comprises said audio, and wherein the SMS message comprises a link to listen to said audio.

3. The method of claim 2, wherein said link refers to a first platform that is enabled to identify, and cause to be retrieved, a stored form of said audio based on information contained in the link or based on identity of the SMS message.

4. The method of claim 3, wherein the first platform causes a second platform on which said audio is stored to be retrieved and synthesized.

5. The method of claim 4, wherein the second platform transmits said audio to a telephone set operated by said recipient without said audio passing through said first platform.

6. The method of claim 5, wherein said telephone set comprises a wireless telephone set.

7. The method of claim 1, wherein:
the underlying content represented in the form of the SMS message comprises said text and said audio, and wherein the SMS message comprises said text and a link to listen to said audio.

8. The method of claim 1, wherein:
the underlying content represented in the form of the SMS message comprises said text and the recipient takes an action to have the text synthesized as audio.

9. The method of claim 1, wherein said action comprises requesting that said text be synthesized as audio, and wherein, in response to the request, a speech server obtains said text and sends synthesized speech based on said text to a wireless telephone operated by said recipient via a voice circuit.

10°. A method of sending an audio message in an SMS message, the method comprising:
inputting said audio message into a first wireless telephone by using a microphone associated with said first wireless telephone;
transmitting said audio message to a speech server, wherein said audio message is stored at said speech server or a media server or a database;
including a link within the SMS message which, when activated by a recipient of said message, causes said audio message to be retrieved from said speech server; and
transmitting the SMS message to said recipient via a connection that comprises a wireless network.

11. The method of claim 10, further comprising:
including an image in the SMS message by including in the SMS message a link which, when activated by said recipient, causes said image to be retrieved from a device, wherein said device is neither said first wireless telephone nor a second wireless telephone associated with said recipient.

12. The method of claim 10, further comprising:
creating said audio message as part of an MMS or EMS message;
storing the part of said MMS or EMS message that includes said audio message on said speech server or said media server or said database; and including in the SMS "message a link to the stored part of said MMS or EMS message.

13. The method of claim 10, further comprising:
receiving, at said first wireless telephone, text to be included in the SMS message; and
including said text in said SMS message.

14. The method of claim 13, further comprising:
at said speech server, converting said text to speech;
performing at least one of the following:
including said speech in said audio message, whereby said speech is retrieved by said recipient upon activation of said link as part of said audio message; or
storing said speech at said speech server or said media server or said database and including a link to the stored speech in the SMS message.

15. The method of claim 10, further comprising:
storing one or more pre-recorded messages which is not changeable by user input;
including in the SMS message a link to at least one of the pre-recorded messages.

16. A computer-readable medium having computer-executable instructions to perform a method of participating in sending an SMS message, the method comprising:
receiving first data indicative of a text message having been composed at a first wireless telephone, said first text message comprising text;
receiving second data indicative of an audio message to be associated with said text message having been composed at said first wireless telephone; and
creating an SMS message that comprises said text and a link which is activatable to retrieve said audio message, said link being activatable by a recipient of said SMS message at a second wireless telephone associated with said recipient.

17. The computer-readable medium of claim 16, wherein said first data comprises a text message that comprises said text and that is received from said first wireless telephone.

18. The computer-readable medium of claim 16, wherein the method further comprises:
receiving an indication that a user has selected one of a plurality of pre-recorded audio "messages to be included in said SMS message;
including in said SMS message a link to the selected pre-recorded audio message, wherein the pre-recorded audio message to be included in the SMS message is selectable by the user but wherein the plurality of audio messages are not modifiable by the user.

19. The computer-readable medium of claim 16, wherein said receiving acts are performed at a multi-modal platform, and wherein said audio message retrievable by way of said link is stored at a speech server or a media server or a database distinct from said multi-modal platform.

20. The computer-readable medium of claim 16, further comprising:
receiving an indication that an MMS or EMS message has been created at said first wireless telephone,
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and wherein said creating act comprises:
retrieving an audio portion of said MMS or EMS message;
storing said audio portion; and
including in said SMS message a link that is activatable by said recipient at said second wireless telephone to retrieve the stored audio portion.