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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Before Cell Phones & Text Messaging, We Had... Reply with quote
I'm sure quite of a few of you remember them, but before cell phones became so common place, we had these things called 'Beepers' or 'pager' and all it would do was signal someone that you wanted them to call you back, by placing your own number. Well, calling back wasn't always an option, as some people would be in their cars and there were no text messaging available at that time, so there were unofficial text message codes. It would be a 1, 2 or 3 digit number, with a predefined message allocated to it and that is how you would send a short message. People would have to carry a little folded piece of paper that had these codes on them to either know what they were sending and what they were receiving, although some were easier to remember than others. Anyway, I still had one of these sheets...

Yes, some people would actually pull this sheet out and communicate with their buddies via their beepers. Also, the font and printing technology was piss poor back than too, as you can tell.

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i hada pager and never knew that crap was going down Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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i hada pager and never knew that crap was going down Shocked


I agree, 135?
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I had a pager for years...never knew.

For me, 91 meant "server 1 was down" 92 was Server 2 etc.


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77 77 77 77 77 ad infinitum!

I'll give you props for this one because it's something I didn't know.
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Bruins86 means: Bruins you are the only one I love Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
*pages Mang*

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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
*pages tha bear* 89

*PAges bruins* 91

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Pages 34 to pablo. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
My dad got one when I was in 5th grade and I thought it was the sweetest most technologically advanced thing ever. When his died and he finally got a primitive cell phone I wore the old dead beeper to school to impress people. It didn't work. I was ridiculed.

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I heard some Japanese people thought we were having a big "erection," and thus they understood the big deal about it involving a black man for the first time.


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It's so worth it dude! I printed them off on photo paper and laminated them (so I can put them in the dishwasher periodically).


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