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The History of the Two-Way Pager

An interesting device, released a little too late

In the 90s, pagers were popular: They were cheap, lightweight, and had very long battery life. But at the same time, they were only able to receive messages. There was no transmitter inside the pager, and there was no physical possibility to send any response. The idea of having two-way communication was tempting, and in 1995…




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Dmitrii Eliuseev

Dmitrii Eliuseev

Python and IoT Developer, data science and electronics enthusiast

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