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Paging FAQ's

Paging FAQ's

What are the advantages of having a pager over a cell phone?
On what areas does the core paging business still focus?
What is the coverage area for a pager?
What is FLEX technology?
Why is paging the best and least expensive way to warn the public during an emergency?
How can I be sure a page is sent and received?

Q:

What are the advantages to having a pager over a cell phone?

A:

Economical--Fixed cost. Low equipment cost and service fees. Coverage--Systems designed for better in-building performance, superior to other wireless products and fast notification. Battery Life--No charging! A pager can go for weeks or months on a single AA or AAA battery. Size--Still smaller than most cell phones. Call Screening--Customer determines when, where to return call.

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Q:

On what areas does the core paging business still focus?

A:

Healthcare services, government and public safety agencies, manufacturing, transportation, education and social services.

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Q:

What is the coverage area for a pager?

A:

Local, statewide and regional paging coverage is available.

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Q:

What is FLEX technology?

A:

This technology adds the strength of enhanced pager reliability and longer battery life.

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Q:

Why is paging the best and least expensive way to warn the public during an emergency?

A:

Because of "group call"--a paging feature that allows us to alert almost an unlimited number of people with a single radio transmission. A paging signal is less likely to be blocked by obstructions and costs a fraction of other wireless technologies. Paging is a mature technology and works very well.

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Q:

How can I be sure a page is sent and received?

A:

With a "cc:" or carbon copy feature, a copy of each page that is sent (along with the time and date) is sent to an e-mail address. This option is less than 2 cents per day.

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