May 3, 2002 |
Motorola Inc. said Thursday that a court ordered a Pasadena company to stop harassing consumers with false promises of free Motorola pagers. Motorola accused Paging America of "inundating" consumers with unsolicited e-mails offering a free pager. The e-mails misled consumers into thinking Paging America was affiliated with Motorola, and people who responded either got nothing or pagers made by competitors, according to a federal suit Motorola filed a year ago in Chicago.
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April 9, 2002 |
The Senate voted 38-1 without debate Monday to repeal a 14-year-old law that prohibits children from taking cell phones and pagers to school. The bill, sponsored by government class students at Woodbridge High in Irvine and James Logan High in Union City, would allow local school boards to decide whether the electronic communicators should be allowed on campus and used during school hours. Sen.
July 19, 2001
Used to notify patrons that their table is ready, restaurant paging systems are run by a desktop transmitter. When the host or hostess pages a customer, he or she enters the code for the pager into the transmitter. The transmitter broadcasts an identification sequence--called the Channel Access Protocol, or CAP, code--specific to that pager. When the pager picks up the signal, it notifies the user by vibrating, flashing lights or playing a recorded announcement.
May 18, 2001 |
Research in Motion Ltd. received a U.S. patent for an e-mail technology that may help protect its BlackBerry pager from being duplicated by rivals. The patented system allows BlackBerry users to receive messages on their hand-held devices and on their computers through the same e-mail address, the Waterloo, Canada-based company said. Palm Inc.
August 31, 2000 |
California lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill that could help reduce the public's area code frustrations by assigning new codes to mobile phones, pagers, data lines and other non-voice services that use phone numbers. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Debra Bowen (D-Marina del Rey), was passed by the Assembly on Tuesday and won final approval in the Senate late Wednesday. Gov. Gray Davis has until Sept. 30 to sign or veto the bill.
June 22, 2000 |
Not long ago, the world of pagers and wireless phones was dullsville from a product-design point of view. Although evermore capable, for years the devices came in one color--black--and rarely deviated from a few standard designs. Not so anymore. Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson and others now make sure their communications wizardry comes packaged in different shapes and sizes, and with covers sporting a whole range of bright colors and prints.