Gartner Research

Paging Services in the U.S.: Perspective

Published: 15 April 2002

ID: G0089907

Analyst(s): Carol Skvarla


Traditional one-way paging in the U.S. will continue to decline. Enterprises interested in taking full advantage of wireless strategies should plan to migrate to more advanced messaging.

Table Of Contents
  • Technology Basics
    • Traditional Paging System Components
    • Two-Way Paging System Components
    • Operating Requirements
  • Technology Analysis
    • Evolution of Traditional Pagers
    • Two-Way Messaging Devices
    • Two-Way Messaging Services
    • Business Use
    • Benefits and Risks
    • Standards
  • Technology Leaders
    • Arch Wireless
    • Metrocall
    • Verizon Wireless Messaging
    • WebLink Wireless
    • SkyTel
    • Two-Way Messaging
  • Technology Alternatives
    • Paging Device Options
    • Devices With Enhanced Capabilities
    • E-Mail Filtering
    • Prepaid Paging
  • Insight

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