Motorola tone pager, 1980-1990

Made:
1980-1990 in Unknown place
BT Tone pager Motorola 3BMXB/1, Motorola, c. 1985.
      
      A pager is a wireless device used for sending and sometimes BT Tone pager Motorola 3BMXB/1, Motorola, c. 1985.
      
      A pager is a wireless device used for sending and sometimes BT Tone pager Motorola 3BMXB/1. Three quarter front view whole object on graduated grey background. BT Tone pager Motorola 3BMXB/1. Three quarter front view whole object on grey background.

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BT Tone pager Motorola 3BMXB/1, Motorola, c. 1985. A pager is a wireless device used for sending and sometimes
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BT Tone pager Motorola 3BMXB/1, Motorola, c. 1985. A pager is a wireless device used for sending and sometimes
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BT Tone pager Motorola 3BMXB/1. Three quarter front view whole object on graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

BT Tone pager Motorola 3BMXB/1. Three quarter front view whole object on grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
2004-152
Materials:
metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
type:
radio receiver
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Donated by BT Heritage and Archives