Numeric pagers display a number message on the screen of the pager. The person calling the pager dials the pager telephone number and is greeted by a prompt that states, “After the tone, type in your telephone number”. The numeric message that the caller types in (up to 20 digits) is sent through the paging network and is then displayed on the screen of the pager. The numeric message can be any series of digits, and many users devise number codes to mean specific things.
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