CANCEL AN ALERT ON AN IDEN SUBSCRIBER UNIT
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-15
An iDEN subscriber unit currently has an Alert feature whereby a user can set another user's unit to continuously ring to get his/her attention. The prob- lem with this feature is that the Alert continues until either the battery on the unit dies or the user hears it and turns it off. There is no feature for the calling party to switch off the alert, say after a couple of minutes when it is evident that the party they are alerting is not near their unit.