August 25, 1999 |
The sole provider of a nationwide voice paging service called Pocketalk will abruptly cease operations Friday, leaving as many as 80,000 subscribers without service and rendering their special Motorola paging units useless. The service provider, privately owned Conxus Communications Inc., gave customers just four days' notice of the shutdown. The bad news was sent to each subscriber on Monday via voice pager messages. Conxus, based in Greenville, S.C.