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Re: Pagers

Post by k8jd » Fri May 29, 2015 2:49 pm

I carried a text pager through most of my service career, Information on the nature of the call , custoner info and times dispatched were stored until we completed the work and then we could delete it. This was available 24 hours a day if we were on 24 hour weekend call. The pagers were small and lightweight. The company cell phone was only used to contact the Shop manager and customer and let them know we were on the way, and get any updated info about the problems.
Since I was involved with public safety and hospital work the pager proved to be the most relible means of mission critical service response communication.

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Re: Pagers

Post by Vic Doucette » Fri May 29, 2015 6:23 pm

My wife is an IT whiz. She and her team share a pager; she carries it six or eight weeks a year. Yes, it can go off in the middle of the night. It's even occasionally about a problem she can help with.

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Re: Pagers

Post by Turkeytop » Fri May 29, 2015 10:12 pm

So I guess this answers the question I had asked so long ago I almost forgot. Do people still use pagers? I'm glad the answer was yes. Now I don't feel so outdated.

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Re: Pagers

Post by WZRC 1067 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:36 pm

When my Mom was still working, she had one from work when she was "on call" , when she retired she joked about wanting to run over it with the car. My Mom retired in 2007, she was a RN for 32 years. I remember in high school, like late 90s a few of my classmates having them.

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Re: Pagers

Post by kc8yqq » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:11 am

The specialists at the U of M Hearing Clinic near the Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor does.

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Re: Pagers

Post by Lester The Nightfly » Fri May 03, 2019 12:58 am

First thing I thought of was doctors and drug dealers but a quick Google search revels street pharmacists gave up on them in the late 80's. I did see one quoted as saying he quit using them after watching the first season of "The Wire". :lol:

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Re: Pagers

Post by stopnswop2 » Sun May 26, 2019 5:52 am

Text Messaging has replaced pagers imo

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