Do People Even Still Use Pagers?
When you tell people you work in the pager industry you often get asked if people even still use pagers. After all, isn’t it an outdated technology? Well, the answer to this question is that not all pagers are created equal.
If you’re speaking about the the type of pagers that were common in the days before modern cell phones that would notify you when someone was trying to reach you then yes those are mostly outdated (unless you are a doctor.)
However, if you’re talking about the types of pagers that are typically used in restaurants to alert people their table is available, then the answer is yes, those are absolutely still around. Not only are they still around, they are used in many more scenarios than you might think.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a resurgence in pagers and how restaurants and other sorts of businesses serve their guests. It’s much easier to hand someone a pager and have them come back when needed than it is to allow them to congregate all in the same location.
Covid-19 aside, it’s not very practical to have guests all together in a closed space where they may be uncomfortable and irritated. Allowing them the freedom to go where they please is a much better idea.
The industries where you find pagers used include (but are not limited to)
If you are interested in pagers for your business, head on over to our paging system page and take a look at them for yourself.