The Pager, E-Mail The Phone
Like a lot of
folks I carry a pager and a cell phone. My
cell phone is a Motorola Star Tac and my pager is a RIM 950 (see http://www.biznetonline.com/11-98/hello11-98.htm
). There are two reasons I carry both. My answering service can only send an alphanumeric message to
my pager and I need to be able to call people.
I also like the
fact that with my pager I can also send and receive, E-Mail, send a fax, or even
type out a message that is delivered by automated voice to a phone.
Pretty neat! I also like the fact that there are places the pager will
work were the phone wouldn’t and visa-versa. But other times I don't like
carrying both the phone and the pager.
E-Mail the phone. With my cell
phone and service provider, AT&T, I can receive E-Mail messages on my cell
phone. With my paging service,
I can set up my profile to send a copy of all the pages sent to my pager to any
Using this option,
I set the system up to send a copy of my pages to my home computer.
My home computer? Yes. That
way, if I am somewhere that my pager coverage is bad or I delete a page by
mistake I have a copy of it at home.
Then, using the
easy to set up mail rules in Internet Explorer, I have any messages coming from
my pager service, copied and sent to my cell phone. Bingo. Not only do I get a back up to my pager, but if I know
I will not be needing the features of my pager (other then receiving pages) I
can leave it at my home and just use the phone.
The whole thing
works great, except when I forget and turn the computer off.
Sometimes it's just hard to eliminate the "Human" thing from
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