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SELECTIVE CALL BLOCKING Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007878D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-01

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James Hymel Christian Herrick


With the use of pagers becoming more wide- spread, the integration of computer technology into page dispatching has also become more common. For example, a pager wearer may be notified any time a voice mail message is received that is intended for the pager wearer. The voice mail main computer offers the ability to 'outdial' to paging systems and notify each voice mail user when a voice mail mes- sage arrives. Duplicates of these voice mail messages, as well as others can arrive at any time ofthe day or night and can become a nuisance. Fig. 1 is a flow chart illustrating a call blocking routine which is programmed into a pager, and which allows the pager wearer to temporarily or permanently keep these nuisance pages From alerting the pager.