Inderpal Singh Mumick - Berkeley Heights NJ,
Ewald Anderl - Middletown NJ,
Raja Moorthy - Scotch Plains NJ,
Prasanna Uppaladadium - Scotch Plains NJ,
Kirusa, Inc. - New Providence NJ
Combining speech with existing text wireless Short Message Service (SMS), to create a multimodal SMS service. A user of standard SMS text service is provided with a link within each message that allows adding or retrieval of a voice message associated with an SMS text message. A speech server in the wireless network may be used for recognition of voice commands, rendering of text into speech, and recording or playing back voice recordings. The messages may be retrieved or sent using any wireless handset. Additional services that may be used include message lists, prerecorded messages, integration with voicemail systems, image and video messages, cross-functional applications with Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) and Enhanced Message Services (EMS), and extensions of the combination of voice with text SMS to other computing devices such as PDAs and PCs.