DUPLICATE MESSAGE DETECTION IN A PAGING TERMINAL
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-26
Paging system operators worldwide have expressed wncern that considerable air time is wasted due to duplicate pages being inputted. What typically happens is that the page sender inputs a page, waits a few minutes for the pager wearer to call back and since this doesn't occur within 5 minutes, re-enters the page. Due to the impatience of the page sender, twice the memory is consumed in the paging terminal and worse, twice the air time is used for no reason. The page receiver usually doesn't receive the page for at least 2-5 minutes and once the page is received, at least 3-10 minutes go by before that person can find a telephone to return the page. lb solve these problems, the following paging terminal enhancements are offered.