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Motorola tone pager, 1980-1990
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Item Details
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Title
Motorola tone pager, 1980-1990
BT Tone pager Motorola 3BMXB/1
Work Type
Telecommunications
Date
1980-1990
Location
Unknown place
Material
metal (unknown); plastic (unidentified)
Measurements
overall: 30 mm x 45 mm x 85 mm, .06kg
Description
BT Tone pager Motorola 3BMXB/1, made by Motorola, 1980-1990; BT Tone pager Motorola 3BMXB/1, made by Motorola, 1980-1990.; A pager is a wireless device used for receiving and sometimes sending short messages. From the mid-1970s the radio pager offered a way for busy professionals to keep in touch with their office while on the move. Brief messages could be sent to the pager, though with early pagers a conventional telephone had to be used to return the calls. The heyday of the pager was the 1980s, but in the following decade the arrival of the mobile phone made them obsolete. The commercial pager network in the UK was shut down in 2001. Pagers continued to be used by medical staff and the emergency services, as in times of emergency, pager networks do not become overloaded in ways that mobile phone networks were susceptible to.
Repository
Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Cell
Donated by BT Heritage and Archives
ID Number
co8054902
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
File Name
large_2004_0152__0002_.jpg
SSID
26435794

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