MULTI-DUTY CYCLE PAGER PROVIDING ADVERTISING COMPLIANCE
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-02
Pager users traditionally have been allowed to turn their pagers off at night or on weekends, when they do not expect to receive messages. This may also be done to allow some sort of privacy or to sim- ply save battery life. However, as more pagers become advertising compliant, and as more adver- tisements are sent at night and on weekends to take advantage of less congested channels, there becomes a conflict. The user wants extended bat- tery life and personal privacy, but the Service Provider is obligated to update all advertising com- pliant pagers with new ads. In addition, a feature permits pagers that are turned "OF to still be alert- ed with personal, high priority messages.