Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Feb-07
Page entry products, such as the AlphaMate prod- uct, allow a user to enter and send alphanumeric mes- sages to paging systems and ultimately to a pager. As with any message transmitted over the air, the longer the message, the longer the air-time and therefore the more it would cost to send. The same long message also uses a larger amount of the limited memory availa- ble in a pager. A typical message that a user may wish to send could be as follows.