How to Send a Page
Numerical pagers are becoming more and more common, so knowing the basics is essential.
Things You'll Need
Dial the pager number on a normal telephone.
Wait for an indicator to enter the message. This will usually be a tone, series of tones or voice recording giving instructions.
Dial the phone number where you want the paged person to call you, or enter a different coded numerical message.
Press the pound key or await further instructions.
Tips & Warnings
- Various pager companies operate differently. The above guidelines are the general instructions for a numeric pager.
- Some pager companies also offer voicemail, and paging someone on this type of pager will usually give you a choice between entering a numeric message or leaving a recorded voice message.
- Some newer pagers offer the option of sending text messages. Get instructions from the pager carrier before attempting to send this type of page.