Text Messaging Is Simple With Two Way Pagers

By: Anna Woodward

Two way alpha numeric pagers can be a perfect alternative to a cell phone when you need to keep in touch but do not all of the capabilities of a cell phone. Two-way pagers can easily be used for text messaging and communication nationwide, even in areas where cell phone service is unavailable.

Because you and your business partners need to stay in touch with each other, one of the most cost effective options can be two way alpha-numeric pagers. Their cost is generally lower than a cell phone plan, yet they offer you and your customers, the same text messaging capabilities of today's cell phones.

Your customers can easily reach you by using their regular e-mail client software. They simply send the message as a regular text only (no HTML) message to your pager phone number. The usual email address is the pager, or cellular, telephone number including area code plus the paging or cellular companies address.

Another great way to send messages to your business two way alphanumeric pagers is with software on your computer that sends text messages. This specialized software can maintain a list of names of people that you wish to send messages to on a regular basis. Simply select one, or even several names, type your text message and click on send. The message goes out instantly, via either modem or internet connection. The software keeps a log of all messages sent, so you have proof of having sent them. This is a great option if you will be dispatching a lot of calls from your home office to your staff!

If you own a small business and would like the option of having your own secretary without the bother of hiring one, you can use an operator dispatch service to handle your calls. It is a less expensive option than a traditional answering service.

Operator dispatch allows your customers to call your dispatcher, and they will page you with a message left by the caller. This service is usually below $20.00 a month and can be a much more cost effective option than hiring your own staff or using a traditional answering service. It can also present your business in a m ore professional manner to your customers.

By leasing your two way alpha-numeric pagers, you are able to have 24/7 support and replacement options. This allows you to know that if your employees may not take the best care of your pagers, the pagers are covered and can be replaced in case of accidental damage. Also, by choosing to lease your pagers rather than buy them outright, you are able to upgrade when new models come onto the marketplace.

One of the best two way pagers on the market today is a two way alpha numeric pager with nationwide two way paging and internet capabilities. It is small and easy to use with its full QWERTY keyboard, which allows you to send and receive internet e-mail virtually anytime, anywhere. With nationwide coverage, a local telephone number (or an 800 number), and an internet e-mail address, this two-way pager provides a low-cost framework for creating a dynamic, online community that goes where you go.

If you are considering text message capability for you and your employees, consider today's two way alpha-numeric pagers as a very viable option. They will save you money over a cell phone and yet, offer you just the features you need.

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