Method, subscriber device and radio communication system for transmitting group messages

  • US 6,999,753 B2
  • Filed: 08/05/2002
  • Issued: 02/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/07/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for notifying at least one group of one or more subscriber devices of a radio communication system of the presence of at least one group message, comprising:

  • initiating a group message to said at least one group to be transmitted from at least one base station of the radio communication system via at least one radio channel,establishing a common group paging indicator signal when said group message is received, wherein said paging indicator signal provides said group message signal to one or more subscriber devices in said at least one group, wherein the common group paging indicator signal is transmitted via a first separate, physical radio channel by at least one base station to the one or more subscriber devices of the respective group;

    transmitting at least one information signal with paging information via at least one second, separate radio channel from said at least one base station about the nature of the group message to be transmitted, the paging cause for this group message and/or which specific recipient group of subscriber devices, to which the respective group message is addressed;

    wherein the first separate radio channel for the group paging indicator signal is assigned in a unique manner to the second separate radio channel with information about the respective group message.

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