MUSICAL ALERTS FOR SPECIFIC DATA
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Dec-06
In today's current implementation of alerts, one must obtain a different address in order to use a different alert. In other words, each address is tied to a specific alert which the pager plays every time it decodes that address. Therefore, in order for the user to obtain different alerts an additional address is needed for each alert; this will increase the cost of the service. Since every pager has a limited amount of addresses (g-16), the user has a limited amount of alerts. Also, the user is unable to determine the originator of the page unless the display is read, thus allowing for no screenability.