RETAIN BETTER DUPLICATE MAILDROP
Original Publication Date: 1996-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Apr-19
Increased usage of maildrop services in the pag- ing industry has resulted in pagers having the abil- ity to identify, and store better quality maildrop mes- sages. One of the most typical maildrop storage schemes is just to store a new maildrop message irregardless of the new maildrop message quality, If a new maildrop message was a duplicate of the existing message and contains more errors, it will replace the older message which has a better mes- sage quality. This is highly undesirable as the user does not get a good representation of the maildrop message. In countries like Germany where ripple- transmitting paging systems are employed, the same maildrop message is sent repeatedly over a number of transmitters to ensure that area coverage is sufficiently large. This may result in the pager stor- ing the last maildrop message which may be ofworse quality than the previous maildrop message.