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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000006870D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-07

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Robert Louis Breeden


Numeric display paging has become the most pop- ular form of paging in use today. In this form of paging a caller using a tone-dialing telephone typically dials a pager access number, followed by a call-back number at which the page recipient can telephone the caller and converse. Pager users, however, sometimes are in situations in which it is inconvenient or impossible to operate con- trol buttons on a pager to access and read the call-back number. Still, it would be very helpful if a pager could somehow automatically at the time of the alert give the pager user an idea of who is calhng, i.e., an idea of the urgency of the page. Hospital workers, for example, need to know whether a page is an emergency page from the emergency room, or a casual call from the lab to report on some test results.