Paging Service Providers Key Terms
Understand your options when you work with paging service providersPaging is a way to stay in touch even when you're mobile. It's different from a cell phone because pagers don't provide voice service, but you can communicate via numeric or alphanumeric messages across the United States when you have a pager. Paging service providers offer numerous types of pagers and paging services that can fit any budget. Consider these paging service providers key terms to help you find the services and devices that you need.
One way pager, beeper
Two way pagersTwo way pagers allow you to communicate with other people no matter where you are. A two way pager allows you to receive messages, but it also has a built in keyboard so you can send messages as well. Two way pagers are one of the most popular options available through your paging service provider.
Numeric pagingNumeric paging allows you to receive messages consisting of numbers on your beeper. This is most used when someone wants you to return a phone call and the phone number is sent to the numeric pager. Paging service providers still provide this service, although most people prefer alphanumeric paging.
Alphanumeric pagerAn alphanumeric pager allows you to send both numeric messages and text messages to another beeper. You can also receive both text and numeric messages on your pager when you have an alphanumeric pager. Ask your paging service provider about service plan options for alphanumeric pagers.
Desktop paging softwarePagers now are equipped to receive a lot of information, even from a computer. Install desktop paging software on your computer and you can send alphanumeric messages to pagers. Desktop paging software is available through your paging service provider.
Local Number Portability (LNP)The Federal Communications Commission requires wireless companies to allow people to transfer their existing phone numbers to other carriers. That mandate is called Local Number Portability (LNP).
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