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Re: Using Cell Phone as Pager

Steve Sobol (
Wed, 12 Jan 2005 21:05:34 -0800

Joseph wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 12:00:44 -0600, joe <> wrote:

>> I was wondering if it would be possible to get her a smartphone that
>> she could use as a pager depending on which location she is at. So
>> instead of carrying the 4-South pager, she could push some key
>> combination on her phone that would receive pages directed to the
>> 4-South pager.

> I can't speak for all mobile services but I know that with T-Mobile
> you can press 1 for a callback/page so someone could just put their
> phone to not ring and just forward immediately to voicemail and have
> in your outgoing message. This is is Joe. Please press 1 to leave a
> callback number. I will call you back as soon as possible.

I think the numeric feature can be found at all the major carriers at
this point. I have it on Sprint, I had it on Verizon and Alltel, AT&T
and Cingular have it ...

Sprint and AT&T (and I think Cingular) also default to sending the
number you sent via Caller ID as the numeric page, if you don't have
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