FEATURE FOR A PAGER TO FILTER OFF UNDESIRED PAGES
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-25
This article describes a feature for a pager to filter off undesired pages such as nuisance pages or incorrect pages. This feature is termed "Pagelock." DESCRIPTION OF PAGELOCK Pagelock requires some memory space within a pager to store a directory of numbers. These numbers can be preprogrammed either by service providers or retailers. Incoming pages are processed by a processor within the pager to obtain addresses of sender and recipient of such pages. These addresses arc compared with the numbers from the directory to determine whether to accept or reject the incoming pages. When an incoming page is accepted, an alert is then provided. Otherwise, the pager does not emit the alert and the incoming page is ignored.