Person paging method

  • US 5,699,053 A
  • Filed: 05/22/1995
  • Issued: 12/16/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/17/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A multi network paging method in which a first user wishes to page a second user and deliver a message, comprising the steps of:

  • said first user requesting paging of the second user by sending, over a paging network, a paging request to a paging central;

    said paging central in response to said paging request (i) selecting a storage place for said message in any of a multitude of telecommunication networks, said paging network included, to which said second user has access, (ii) generating reference indication associated with said message and said storage place, and (iii) initiating the storing of said message at said selected storage place;

    said paging central paging said second user by transmitting an alerting signal and said reference indication in any of said multitude of telecommunication networks;

    said second user receiving said alert signal and storing said reference indication;

    said second user, when convenient for said second user to pick up said message, (i) selecting from among said multitude of telecommunication networks, a message delivery network for delivery of said message and (ii) sending, in any of said multitude of telecommunication networks, a message pick up request comprising said reference indication in order to initiate pick up of said message.

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