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Re: OT: pagers/phones

  • From: Joe Shaw
  • Date: Thu Dec 14 16:57:20 2000

On Thu, 14 Dec 2000, Charles Sprickman wrote:

> Is anyone using TAP-based paging software with any of the major two-way
> pager companies or any cell phones that have paging features?
> Specifically we were looking at PageMart 2-ways, SprintPCS, and Nextel.
> Any other suggestions are more than welcome.  The only thing we are NOT
> interested in is any email-based paging (doesn't work too well if the
> internet is 'broken').

Skytel uses TAP, and is even polite enough to publish the number on their
webpage.  Everyone is going to
deny having a TAP number, though they all have them.  They think everyone
can use those neat e-mail to pager gateways until you explain that you're
going to be using it to notify people in instances where e-mail wouldn't

I'm using Skytel service with the Motorola PageWriter 2000X.

Joseph W. Shaw
Sr. Network Security Specialist for Big Company not to be named.
I have public opinions, and they have public relations.