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MESSAGE DEPENDENT ALERT

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007744D
Original Publication Date: 1996-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 55K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Chua Yong Tong: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Currently, a user is allowed to select one of vari- ous alert cadences from a user-selectable alert menu. Once selected, all incoming pages will alert with the selected alert cadence. The user has no way to know who the caller is or where the call is from unless he/she reads the message. One good way of resolving this problem is to allow the user to select different alert cadences for each telephone entry stored in the telephone directory. Hence, from the page alert produced, the user can tell where the call is from.

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M-ROLA Technical Developments

MESSAGE DEPENDENT ALERT

by Chua Yong Tong and Cheong Lai Choo

  Currently, a user is allowed to select one of vari- ous alert cadences from a user-selectable alert menu. Once selected, all incoming pages will alert with the selected alert cadence. The user has no way to know who the caller is or where the call is from unless he/she reads the message. One good way of resolving this problem is to allow the user to select different alert cadences for each telephone entry stored

in the telephone directory. Hence, from the page alert produced, the user can tell where the call is from.

  The operation of this Message Dependent Alert feature is illustrated in the various figures that fol- low. A partial menu is to be added to the telephone directory. The user can choose the desired alert cadence for the page alert of the telephone entry

Telephone Directory Screen

when this partial menu is invoked, as shown in Fig- ure 1.

  Each telephone entry shah have its corresponding alert attached in a telephone directory, as shown in Figure 2. In the event where the user does not select the alert from the partial menu in the telephone directory, the page alert of the telephone entry shall default to the alert cadence selected in the main alert menu.

  Hence, with a new page arrival, the numeric data will be compared against the entries in the telephone directory. Once a match is found, the new page alert will take on the associated alert cadence of the matche...