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One-way alpha paging - best service/price?

12,084 1,481 May 29, 2018 at 07:14 AM
Need a one-way alphanumeric pager. Where can I get the best price/service? What to look for? Is there 1 pager that is better than the rest? It's for work, very common even though it's considered low tech.

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People still use these? Can you find a payphone to call them back anymore?

*Sorry, that was unhelpful.

In the 90s I paid about $8/month for a pager. I wonder if there isn't a prepaid tracphone type option that might better serve you.
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it depends if you want local paging or nationwide if you just want local paging you can check the local paging companies.

if you are going to be in areas where your pager might not work you might want the ability to go online to see your last few pages.

I have a Skytel and the one thing that I insist on is that the pager has the ability to receive an email message. I have used an Alpha Elite for probably 20 years.

The Skyword plan is what you want

https://www.skytel.com/products/skyword.htm


I think there are 3 groups of people that still use pagers

Doctors since hospitals have no cell phone areas.

People who work in secure areas where phones are not allowed

Drug Dealers since pagers cannot be tracked like a cell phone
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why would you want a pager as you cant find a payphone to call back
mintsim you can get unlimited calls for $15 a month
if I called a pager I would not know what to do
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