pager

A pager is an electronic device that's used for simple communication between two people. Most pagers beep or vibrate when they receive a message.

Once cellphones became commonplace, fewer people used pagers, which are a much simpler communication tool. Most pagers can only receive messages, and many of them are only capable of displaying numbers. If you used a pager during their peak of popularity in the 1990s, you would probably have paged your friend the digits of your phone number; your friend would then have called you on the phone. Today, pagers are still used by emergency services for quick communication.

Definitions of pager
  1. noun
    an electronic device that generates a series of beeps when the person carrying it is being paged
    synonyms: beeper
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    type of:
    electronic device
    a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
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