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Re: Poor Reporting

On Wed, 20 May 1998, Dib9 wrote:

> Most of the stories about the satellite that went out of control have said
> that as a result of the problem, 80% of the pagers in the country do not work.
> This is not really true.  Most pagers work off a local or regional network of
> towers and the satellites only come in to play if you have service outside of
> your local area.  It would be fair to say that 80% of SATELLITE pagers do not
> work, but most pagers are not satellite pagers.

Actually, the reason the pagers have been out so long is because the
companies have been unable to page their emergency technicians.  <g> 

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