Tone-only pager | Article about tone-only pager by The Free Dictionary
tone-only pager[′tōn ¦on·lē ′pāj·ər]
A receiver in a radio paging system that alerts the user to call a specific telephone number.
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Most current paging systems are based on the Post Office Code Standardization Advisory Group (POCSAG) protocol, which was designed originally for tone-only pagers
and short numeric messages.
Tone/voice pagers accounted for 3 percent, and tone-only pagers
accounted for 2 percent.
Paging them with tone-only pagers
adds a Catch 22 flavor to their communication pattern.