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Re: Using Cell Phone as Pager

Johnnie Leung (
14 Jan 2005 15:26:09 -0800

Rick Merrill wrote:

> Ahem, pagers are receive only; cell phones Always Transmit


I don't know about the pagers nowadays, but the one that I last used
(7+ years ago, from SkyTel) was two-way. The network knew that you
were out of range, and if a transmitted page was received.

Mobile phones definitely do not 'Always Transmit', or else there
wouldn't be different battery standby versus talk times.


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