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pager

[′pāj·ər]
(communications)
A receiver in a radio paging system.

pager

(hardware, communications)
(Or "beeper", "bleeper" (UK?)) A small wireless receiver that, when triggered (generally via phone), will beep or vibrate (un)pleasantly. The wearer will have been trained to respond to this signal by looking at a small screen on the device for an unimportant message.

In recent years, pagers have grown more complex, allowing for long alphanumeric messages to be received and scrolled though (as opposed to earlier models, which supported only short numeric messages); at the same time as pager functions are integrated into some PDAs. If this trend continues, the distinction between PDAs and high-end pagers will disappear.

Short Message Service allows a mobile phone to display a message, just like an alphanumeric pager.

pager

(tool)
A program for viewing a text file a screenful at a time via a text terminal, as opposed to scrolling through it in a GUI window, or catting it all at once to the terminal.

The best known pagers are more, less, pg and list.com.
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We have considerably lowered the entry price point for customers to enjoy the benefits of interactive messaging to the point where it is now even less costly than most nationwide one-way alphanumeric paging services," said Jim Kelly, vice president, Interactive Paging Marketing, for BellSouth Wireless Data.
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TSR will also leverage XACT'S text messaging capabilities, which feature web-based activation, to support TSR's fast-growing penetration of the alphanumeric paging market through both its retail and internet channels.
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