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ACKNOWLEDGE FOR TRANSMIT ACCEPT PAGER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005891D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 90K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Mike DeLuca: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In the not too distant future, Ack Back pagers will be able to receive very long messages. The user may not desire to receive such messages for at least one of several reasons: A. The user does not want to pay for the air time necessary to send the message. This assumes that the pager service charge will be a function of the length of messages received.

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6% MOlVROLA Technical Developments Volume 10 March 1990

ACKNOWLEDGE FOR TRANSMIT ACCEPT PAGER

by Mike DeLuca and Jim Jaffee

In the not too distant future, Ack Back pagers will be able to receive very long messages. The user may not desire to receive such messages for at least one of several reasons:

A. The user does not want to pay for the air time necessary to send the message. This assumes that the pager service charge will be a function of the length of messages received.

B. The user does not care to receive a particular message. The message is an advertisement or something from someone he does not want to communicate with.

C. The user does not want the message to consume his message memory. The user has other important messages in his pager and does not want this message to over write existing messages.

   The following system will aid the user in determining which message he desires to receive. Basically, in this system, the paging terminal segments a message into at least two parts, The first part is sent to the pager, if the user positively acknowledges, the second segment of the messages is sent. The acknowledgement may be sent to the terminal by either telphone of a RF transmitter housed within the pager. This gives the user the ability to read the first segment or determine the smrce of the message and decide if the rest of the message is worth receiving.

   Furthermore, additional information, such as the message size and/or cost of receiving the message may be in- cluded with the first part of the message. Upon acknowledging after the first part, it is implied that the user agrees to pay the fee for sending message, and is willing to store the message in the pager message memory.

   Additionally, if the message size of the second portion was included with the first portion, the pager could use the message size information to determine which existing messages within th...