DEFERRED PAGE RESPONSE (DPR) FOR PAGING DEVICES
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-08
It is very disturbing to receive a page and not be able to communicate DIRECTLY with the sender that page was received BUT unable to be returned immediately due to being preoccupied. Example: Receiving a page while in a meeting, or rushing to catch a flight, or the like doesn't allow the page to be returned immediately. Therefore, communication is limited between the sender and the receiver; the sender is unaware that a page was sent to the receiv- er at an inopportune time. It would be convenient if paging devices were capable of informing the sender directly that a page was received, but unable to be returned at once.