It shall be supported that users can set certain conditions for message filtering.
It shall be supported that the callee can configure the content of an additional receipt SM for different callers, so the standard Status Report may be accompanied by a newly generated SM with the content provided by the operator.
It should be possible for the operator to support Short Message Network Storage to allow users to store the messages in the network.
It should be possible for users to store the messages in the network based on their personal settings (e.g. store all sent & received messages, store the messages from/to particular users, store the messages sent & received in a specified period of time etc).
It should be possible for users to store and manage the messages for their preference (e.g. users can set different folders to store different sort of messages, therefore it is convenient to inquire the stored messages based on message sort or key words).
It should be possible for the operator to ensure all relevant information of the messages stored in the network are consistent with that displayed to users, e.g. content of the messages, sender/recipient, sending/receiving time, etc.
It shall be supported that user can pre-set certain conditions for storage. The storage condition includes all sent messages, all received messages, messages sent to or received from one or more special phone numbers and so on.
It should be possible for the operator to prevent storage of configuration SM, notifications (e.g. voice mail, SM delivery notifications).
It shall be supported that users can transfer the messages stored in the message depository to any other mobile phone.
It shall be supported that users can inquire the messages stored in the message depository according to certain query conditions (e.g., short message receiver, short message sender, key words etc.).
It shall be supported that users can manage the stored messages via a website, and it shall be possible for the user to set access right for other users ( e.g. read only , read and download etc), in this way, other users are able to inquire his stored messages through a link to the website after valid authentication.
In case of multiple delivery attempts SM will be copied only once regardless of the number of delivery attempts.
It shall be possible to combine concatenated SM to single Message in the Network store or alternatively indicate in the message that it is part of concatenated SM.
The Short Message Network Storage service shall prevent duplicate storage message as a result of failure in transmission of the original SM.
Messages should be stored in the Network Storage regardless of the user availability and as soon as the original SM is being processed in the SMSC.
It shall be able to support inclusion of multiple recipients in a message when a user sends a single message to multiple individuals.
It should be possible for all recipients of the message to be aware of other recipients.
It should be possible for a recipient to choose to whom the reply message is sent, i.e. to the original sender and to other recipients of the original message.
It shall be supported that a user can include multiple destination addresses in a message. The recipient except those addresses displaying information is blocked shall receive information on all recipients of the message.
It shall be supported that each recipient of the message can send a message back to all recipients of the original message.