METHOD FOR ALERTING PAGERS WHEN A PAGING SYSTEM GOES DOWN
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-12
In current paging systems, there is no mechanism to inform pager users of times when the paging terminal is out of operation. Although the terminal normally informs those attempting to send pages of the system being down, pager users that might be expecting an important page are usually not aware of the inoperable state of the terminal until the person attempting to send the page is able to contact them by some other means (e.g. by the telephone or by physically locating). Thus, what is needed in a method of informing pager users in a system of times when the system is out of operation.