Messages can be sent to a pager via various methods depending on the pager type being contacted:
Numeric or Tone Pagers:
Direct Dial - using a tone signalling phone, a caller can send messages in numeric or tone form.
a) Call Centre Services - the caller dials the pager number and is answered by an operator. Details of the message are entered into the system and the pager is called. This is an ideal route for those looking to manage responses directly from customers.
b) Direct Access - this eliminates the need to send messages via a Call Centre. Alphanumeric messages are sent direct from PCs via email or other data terminal s.