@alan Oh, I think this specific example was from someone selling it on eBay at the time. I don't think it was actually on a network
@alan I'm sure there's some distant corner where someone is still using a pager. Or at least I like to think so
@cypnk I think they’re only used on small, business networks these days.
I used have one but they were so expensive to call, no one ever contacted me on it 😂
@alan Yeah, I think so. My understanding is that the signal is delivered with more power, so penetrates better - but I don't know much about this stuff.
Apparently they are getting phased out by the NHS, but GOV.uk says:
"The NHS uses around 130,000 pagers at an annual cost of £6.6 million. More than one in 10 of the world’s pagers are used by the NHS."
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