Pagers on Demise as Cell Phone Use Rises
Dec 11, 2001, 5:36 AM by (staff)
It was only about five years ago that pagers or beepers were the ultimate status symbol. But that changed almost overnight. The once popular item is now on its way to extinction, thanks to the proliferation of cell phones. Motorola seemed to drive the final nail into the coffin on Monday when it said it was discontinuing the distribution of its one-way and two-way pagers based on traditional paging technology.