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LOST MODE FEATURE FOR PAGERS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000008332D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-06

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Authors:
Tan Tat Kee Kan Lip Vui

Abstract

One method that may help in recovering a pager that is lost or misplaced is by paging the pager. Using this method, the pager is provided with a message having information for someone who finds the pager to contact the pager's user. Also, the paging activates the pager to emit paging alerts which can help the user in recovering the pager. However, too much paging of the pager can drain the pager's battery to an extent that the paging alerts are weakened. Furthermore, with a weak battery, messages received may be poorly displayed or not even displayed at all.