A two-way pager is a pager that allows you to
send data as well as receive it. Some two-way pagers can handle alphanumeric input and display and
can send and receive email and SMS
Pagers were once
fairly widely used by people who frequently needed to be reachable when out of the home or office.
phones have largely replaced them for general use. However, pagers are still fairly widely used
among medical and emergency personnel as well as IT support staff.
Pager manufacturers include Motorola and Sharp.
Trivia tidbit: the BlackBerry began life
as a two-way pager.
This was last updated in September 2005
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