How to Call a Pager
A pager is great for emergencies if someone needs to get a hold of you. They are also much cheaper than cell phones. There are numeric and alphanumeric pagers available so that callers can alert you with either a numeric page or a text message. Pagers are very user friendly for both parties.
Pick up your phone and dial the pager's telephone number.
Punch in a telephone number on your phone's keypad, so that the person you're paging knows where to reach you. Wait for a beep or a voice mail recording before you enter your number.
Hit the pound key to complete your page and hang up the phone.
Log into your email account and compose a new message.
Type the phone number, including the area code into the "To" line of the email header.
Write your message in the body of the email window and hit "Send."
Tips & Warnings
- Dial "1" before you enter the area code if the pager's phone number is long distance.
- Call a toll free number and enter the PIN number assigned to the pager to have an operator transcribe a message to send to the recipient. This is a great way to relay a message when you aren't near a computer.
- Check into SNPP if you send text messages regularly. This program downloads to your computer's desktop and allows you to send numeric and text pages through your Internet connection.
- Don't write too long of a message. Most pagers can't hold more than 500 characters.