How to Send a Page

By Techwalla Electronics Editor

Numerical pagers are becoming more and more common, so knowing the basics is essential.

Things You'll Need

  • Telephones

Step 1

Dial the pager number on a normal telephone.

Step 2

Wait for an indicator to enter the message. This will usually be a tone, series of tones or voice recording giving instructions.

Step 3

Dial the phone number where you want the paged person to call you, or enter a different coded numerical message.

Step 4

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.