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Wednesday, June 22, 2005, 3:46 PM

Delete SMS remotely

Ever been into embarrassing situation of sending an sms to a wrong person, containing not-so-formal stuff...

Samsung has a solution for you.

Cellular News reports that Samsung has been awarded a patent (US2005124360) on a method of sending an SMS to a handset then being able to later send a "delete" command to the same phone to erase the SMS from the handset memory.

The patent is apparently aimed at people who mass broadcast messages and accidentally include incorrect people in the mailing list.

How about we use the same technique as a Digital Right Management Tool. As soon as a mobile user has read the SMS ( MMS??) , send a 'delete' sms command, so that it cannot be forwarded ahead to another phones... ^_^


Anonymous gautham said...

It did not make me feel "wow!!"

What purpose would it serve when the sms is already read and after that u send a 'delete message'?

4:01 PM  
Blogger Ruchit Garg said...


Look in terms of premium SMS or MMS.

Suppose a VAS company takes a 5 bucks for a SMS or MMS containing a premium value or an exclusive hussain potrait as an MMS. User can forward the same to other mobile user causing revenue loss.

Though there are some advanced DRM techniques are available for MMS like forward-delivery-lock, which needs advanced networks and phone.

4:07 PM  
Anonymous vishwa vivek said...

Great :)

4:23 PM  
Anonymous gautham said...

even in this case a more advanced mobile if not software is required to implement this feature!!

4:38 PM  
Blogger Samir Bhat said...

Ruchit. Great to find a compatriot doing some wonderful work. It sounds wonderful to me. I reckon, we share a thing or two, man. I have a similar blog (the style-sheet) and I blog. Ain't that enough.
Have a peek, when u have time.
Sameer, 24

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi ruchit...the idea is good no doubt...but the flip side would be that it might be a carrier for virus programs which can make one's phone unusable by broadcasting mass delete msgs if there is any laxity on security from the provider's end....why this thing came to my mind is coz i just happen to read the latest on credit card siphopning off coz of laxity on security @ card systems......


5:04 PM  

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