There are a number of pros and cons for both message mediums but mobiles and pagers can work well together, in fact USA research revealed that 1/3rd of all mobile phone users also have a pager.
- Pagers are very reliable and message delivery is fast (less than 30 seconds). F his is because the paging network coverage tends to be greater than mobile networks (typically 98% of the population are covered) and paging networks do not experience congestion problems suffered by the mobile phone networks.
- Paging message devices can be used in hospitals and other areas where mobile phones are restricted so are a safe way to communicate with staff.
- Paging provides a lower cost solution to messaging and communications
- Pagers can send multiple messages to large groups of people simultaneously making them ideal for instantly contacting large groups of people