Local pager service
Danny.Rappleyea at etrials.com
Tue Jun 7 16:21:25 EDT 2005
We have cell phones here with my company. I still went with a pager
system for automated network monitoring alerts. I live in Hillsborough,
so coverage was definitely a consideration.
I went with Skytel. Their 2-way coverage is MUCH broader than 1-way
coverage. Who knows why. Their Nationwide 500 plan is 500 messages per
month for $19.95, and includes the pager rental. We chose the Motorola
P935 2-way pager with mini keyboard. It's a bit bulky, but fairly
functional. We use it in IT to send quick emails to each other at lunch,
coming into work, etc.
Of course, 500 messages goes awfully quick when people discover the
2-person Battleship game that uses messages to send moves between
pagers. :::sighs...not admitting that I've ever played it:::.
Hope this is useful. And email if you'd like my Skytel contact person.
From: John Turner [mailto:jdturner at nc.rr.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 07 June, 2005 4:06 PM
To: ncsa-discussion at ncsysadmin.org
Subject: Local pager service
The SA group I work with is looking for a new pager and I wanted to see
what everyone else used and if you would recommend it. Some issues we
have had in the past include poor coverage and over billing per message.
I was thinking of just using my cell phone, but it doesn't seem to alert
about new messages more than once.
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