COMMON PAGING TERMINAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (CPTDS)
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-11
Present paging systems are based on providing serv- ice 1ocaUy (citywide or private), regionally, statewide or for a few service operators a nationwide offering for its subscrii. International covemge will some day be avail- able as well. Unfortunately, for the callers of the desired subscriber, current systems do present a logistics prob- lem in that they may not know to which paging opera- tion to place a call to insure a message will quickly and reliably reach the desired pager. In some cases a locally placed call may have one access number while a long distance call may enjoy the privileges of an (800) num- ber to gain access to the paging system. In either case, a variety of numbers must be remembered or catalogued so that the caller knows where and how to reach their party. It would therefore be advantageous to establish a centralized access means to allow a common paging ter- minal distribution system (CF'TDS) to be established that will simplify the requirements to place a call to any subscriber to a given paging setice.