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December 26, 2006 at 7:23 am 8 comments

            Beep Beep Beep Beep!!!

“Wait bro, my mom paged me and reminded me to call her later when I get home! This is just one of the cool lines one could ever utter during the elementary days. Having a pager/beeper was a feat at some point during our elementary days. Whether it was Easycall or PocketBell, it really didn’t matter as long as you had this really hip thing hanging on your belt, (but I think EasyCall was the better one).

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I can still remember mine; it was a small pager with a transparent casing with a gold chain serving as its strap on device. Mine was also the envy of my classmates since it had more beeping tones and a mini game! Theirs didn’t!

 

Can anyone still remember how to page? Here’s how: Dial 141 or 114 (depending on your service provider) then the pager number then a call center agent would answer, you can now dictate your message! Remember short messages only! Having a pager also means that you also must have your handy fonkard or your pentagon shaped two peso coin so you can easily reply by calling the one who paged you! Ain’t it easy? By remembering the past, we learn to appreciate the things we have now that we normally take for granted such as the small rectangular thing we bring daily, our cell phones.

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  • 1. caratiara  |  January 2, 2007 at 1:57 am

    Grabe yang pager, parang yung dating cellphone. I remember pranking all my friends who had pagers saying “I love you” from anonymous senders or secret admirers kunwari. Hahaha!

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  • 2. lovelygirl  |  January 2, 2007 at 11:34 am

    actually, i applied before to one of those pager companies and i was declined. simply bekoz i was an incoming sophomore college then who doesnt know how to communicate effectively that time.i was rejected at once during the initial screening pa lang. how ironic it was, bekoz now i work in one of the top intl. call centres in the country. that’s the most vivid memory that “pagers” has left me.

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  • 3. keziahkd  |  January 3, 2007 at 1:08 am

    OMG! I remember beeping my mom every night just to ask if she was eating dinner for the night or just saying how I miss her. I so agree! It was the like our cellphones, back in the day. I’d always call (using landline of course) and recite the number of her beeper and say my message. So funny! Haay.. those were the days. Aww.. I miss that!

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  • 4. kidswereus  |  January 3, 2007 at 7:58 pm

    may mga pager pa mga doktor sa grey’s anatomy…nanonood ba kayo nun? sino kaya nag-ooperate?

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  • 5. odarbozoz  |  January 11, 2007 at 1:06 am

    these were the cellphones back then, i remember most people got the jaspage? the little transparent one right? though mine was easycall haha i remember you had to dial 141 i think!

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  • 6. lovely girl  |  January 12, 2007 at 9:23 am

    bilib na bilib pa nga kme sa classmate namin na meron kulay green na pager eh. siya lang meron nun sa klse back when i was in college.

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  • 7. Crisel  |  February 26, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    This was one thing I never had but my mom did.. and I remember I used to page her. But I got the first cellphone in the whole school. I was like the first student who had a cellphone and there were no rules about cellphones back then yet. My dad called me while I was in Lab class and I answered it and the teacher just thought it was cute. (THAT happening NOW would be really weird.) My phone was pretty nice already by today’s standards.. It was that Smart Nokia Buddy thingie.. it was pretty thin.. not like those chunky huge ones that look like C4 dynamites or worse… lol.

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  • 8. kidswereus  |  February 26, 2007 at 10:36 pm

    Caratiara–I loved playing pranks on my cousins too! But I hated how the operators ‘censored’ your messages.

    Odarbozz–I think the jaspage was labeled as the ‘coolest’ brand.

    Lovelygirl–I never got a pager din when I was in the sixth grade (dun nauso yun eh nung panahon ko)…I begged my dad for it but he just didn’t like the idea…sha lang pwedeng mag-pager nun!

    Crisel–Wow, early adopter! I miss the days when texting was free…. I used to send all sorts of crazy messages to my friends (unlimited quotes and jokes). But now it’s tipid time.

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