Using Pagers to Stay Connected

By: Anna Woodward

Pagers are small telecommunication appliances that receive and transmit (depending on the model) both warning and alert signals and in some cases short text messages. This kind of gadget is suitable for people waiting for a telephone call, but who are not in the near vicinity of a telephone in order to make or return a call instantly.

Until recent times, pagers were fabricated only as receiver devices. There are two main reasons for this. First of all, two-way communication cell phones are available and are more suitable. Secondly, all the engineering difficulties that arise when trying to design a competent, trustworthy wireless transmitter that can fit in the interior of a small package and still present sufficient signal range to reach a destination from all points can pose a difficult problem for engineers.

A two-way pager is a pager that permits users to both send and receive data. More than often a two-way pager can replace or supply an alternative for a cellular telephone. Regardless of the engineering challenges a two-way pager which is also called a two way messaging tool or two way interactive system, has been created.

This unique, innovative system makes use of a large numbers of repeaters, permitting wireless transmitters that function at low power and have short antennas to reach at least one repeater from any point situated in the coverage area. A typical two-way pager is no bigger than a pocket calculator and it is equipped with a tiny keyboard that is built in and a liquid crystal display screen that is usually capable of displaying several lines of text and simple graphics depending on the model of the pager.

Local pagers will only receive or send messages if they are in range of the network transmitter. It is quite imperative to remember that a local pager will not be able to receive a message if it is switched off or if you are in an area that is out of coverage or if the signal has somehow been interrupted. The other types of pagers have nationwide range.

Nationwide paging refers to the paging services that function perfectly not only in single location, city, or area but in an entire country. Thus, users can benefit from their pager at a greater scale mainly because of the much larger coverage zone and better network transmitters that are in place

Nationwide pagers usually indicate if the pager is within the coverage area and if it is switched on. If your pager is not turned on or if it is out of coverage this distinctive system will store incoming messages for up to 90 hours.

In any major city, paging systems and services provide all paging system requests and needs including sales installation and service in both the city and the surrounding area. Paging System installation can be executed in different types of working environments, mainly those that are trying to combine flexibility with reliable communication.

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