PAGE BLOCK CAPABILITY
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Mar-28
As data transmission rates increase in paging devices, a method of data screening is needed to satisfy the requirements of users of such devices. The typical billing method of paging services is to bill the paging device for over the air transmission of data. There is no discretion by the paging device user to reject unwanted messages. The addition of transmitters in paging devices, provides the capabil- ity of sending over the air message instructions to the service provider in order to block selected unwanted data transmissions.