PAGER WITH RESTRICTED USER CONTROLS
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-26
Current pager designs offer the user control of numerous functions of the pager. This includes turning the unit on and off as well as manipulating the pager's memory and selecting specific options. However, having access to the on/off switch can cause numerous problems to occur. If a person forgets to turn off the unit at the end of the day, the pager's battery life suffers. If a user accidently or deliberately turns off the pager, no messages can be received. Some pagers allow the user to program when the pager turns on and off. However, this restricts the amount of time the pager can be used without reprogramming the on/off time and also adds complexity to the pager.