Automatically responds to received SMS messages on behalf of the receiving subscriber. The subscriber can pre-defined the message for the reply SMS, and activate/de-activate the service via USSD, a self-care web-portal, or using a smart-phone application.
The subscriber may additionally configure date and time ranges where the service is active, and may configure whether the service only sends one response per sender, or sends a response for every received message.
Business and consumer subscribers may use this to advise colleagues, clients and friends when they are on holiday without their phone, or in poor coverage areas, or unlikely to reply for several hours due to time-zone differences or other commitments.
Related applications include: Do Not Disturb