how to call a pager
Calling a pager is as easy as 123.
First dial the pager number.
Then wait to hear a short beep beep.
Then punch in your call back number.
how to send a message to a pager
To send an alphanumeric (text) page to a pager depends on whose network they belong to. Mostly USA mobility or American Messaging.
In the case of American Messaging, type in the 10 digit pager number as follows: email@example.com
In the case of USA mobility, type in the 10 digit pager number as flollows: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do you send a message from an iPhone to a pager?
Here is what I found from Quora.
- Numeric Pager– for this type of pager, you dial the pager number, wait for the tone, and then dial your number followed by #. Your number shows up on the pager’s display. Short numeric messaging (911 for emergency, etc…) can accompany your message, but in a very limited fashion. The recipient typically cannot reply using the pager.
- Alphanumeric Pager– for this type of pager, you can send a message via text messaging, email, or both depending on the model. If the pager is a two way response device then you may receive receipt confirmations and other limited, menu driven messages. Nowadays this is exceedingly rare.
So, from your iPhone you would either dial a numeric pager and use your touchscreen dial pad to send your number and/or short numeric message, or you would send a text or email message if the recipient has an alphanumeric pager.