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FEATURE FOR A PAGER TO FILTER OFF UNDESIRED PAGES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008941D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Alex Ling: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a feature for a pager to filter off undesired pages such as nuisance pages or incorrect pages. This feature is termed "Pagelock." DESCRIPTION OF PAGELOCK Pagelock requires some memory space within a pager to store a directory of numbers. These numbers can be preprogrammed either by service providers or retailers. Incoming pages are processed by a processor within the pager to obtain addresses of sender and recipient of such pages. These addresses arc compared with the numbers from the directory to determine whether to accept or reject the incoming pages. When an incoming page is accepted, an alert is then provided. Otherwise, the pager does not emit the alert and the incoming page is ignored.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

FEATURE FOR A PAGER TO FILTER OFF UNDESIRED PAGES

by Alex Ling

INTRODUCTION

  This article describes a feature for a pager to filter off undesired pages such as nuisance pages or incorrect pages. This feature is termed "Pagelock."

DESCRIPTION OF PAGELOCK

  Pagelock requires some memory space within a pager to store a directory of numbers. These numbers can be preprogrammed either by service providers or retailers. Incoming pages are processed by a processor within the pager to obtain addresses of sender and recipient of such pages. These addresses arc compared with the numbers from the directory to determine

whether to accept or reject the incoming pages. When an incoming page is accepted, an alert is then provided. Otherwise, the pager does not emit the alert and the incoming page is ignored.

Figure 1 on the next page shows a flowchart of how Pagelock operates.

CONCLUSION

  Implementation of Pagelock saves time for a user of the pager as nuisance or incorrect paging can be ignored. Furthermore, by not emitting alerts for such paging, battery savings can be achieved.

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Joe Block wants to page Bill Smith (pager number 97755668)

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  Joe dials "97755669" and enters incorrectly "3546677" as his telephone number instead of "3546678"

*, Page IS transmrtted to 97755669

/ Bob Green's pag,er "97755669" has 1

Pagelock and rece...