Original Publication Date: 1993-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Jackson, NM: AUTHOR [+2]
This article describes a method that will permit the originator of a page to cancel the page before the recipient returns the call.
describes a method that will permit the originator
of a page to cancel the page before the recipient returns the call.
The cancellation of a page will work similar to sending a
After the originator has initially sent a page to the recipient, to
cancel that page, simply re-dial the pager number and wait for the
tone. Once the originator hears the tone, a command will be entered
(e.g., C*) on a touch-tone phone, followed by the phone number, then
hang up. The command (e.g., C*) entered prior to the phone number
will send a cancellation signal to the paging station and will then
be transmitted to the recipient. The recipient's pager will beep or
vibrate, and when the button on their pager that allows them to view
the number is pushed, there will be a - sign in front of the number.
The - sign, plus the number previously received, will indicate to the
recipient that the person has cancelled the page, and that there is
no longer a need to return the originator's call.