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# 83486 17-May-2011 19:11
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just looking at this http://www.nad.org.nz/NonGeographicalCodes.php
T
elecom seem to have a few number blocks other than 027 that they dont use, like

0204

0240

0261
0262
0263
0264
0268
0269

0287

Why do they have these blocks when they only use 027? :|
 





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  # 470212 17-May-2011 19:16
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026 is the old pager network

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  # 470213 17-May-2011 19:17
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026x belongs to the Telecom paging network

0240x belongs to Antartica

As for the others there are a lot of carriers who have 02x non geographic numbers. The 027 range is only used for mobile, where as the 02x range is non geographic so has lots of other potential uses such as interconnects with mobile radios used by TeamTalk for example.


 
 
 
 




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  # 470214 17-May-2011 19:17
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ohh. What is a pager exactly?





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  # 470215 17-May-2011 19:17
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DjShadow: 026 is the old pager network


Not "old", it's still in use and will be for a long time to come yet.



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  # 470216 17-May-2011 19:20
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I thought people used Text messaging now?
what does a pager do?





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hamish225: I thought people used Text messaging now?
what does a pager do?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pager

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hamish225: What is a pager exactly?

Born in the 90s i guess? Haha i am too

Pagers are still used heaps with emergency responders like ambulance, fire, usar, coastgurad, etc. They are why you wont hear the old volunteer fire brigade sirens in many towns as they just use pagers instead.

 
 
 
 


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  # 470226 17-May-2011 19:38
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hamish225: ohh. What is a pager exactly?


Text message is not as reliable as a pager. Pagers are one way only though. 

 






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they still use the siren in kaiapoi :P





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nickb800:
hamish225: What is a pager exactly?

Born in the 90s i guess? Haha i am too

Pagers are still used heaps with emergency responders like ambulance, fire, usar, coastgurad, etc. They are why you wont hear the old volunteer fire brigade sirens in many towns as they just use pagers instead.


Wander through a hospital and you will still find them everywhere....

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Do pagers still work in New Zealand?

wellygary:
nickb800:
hamish225: What is a pager exactly?

Born in the 90s i guess? Haha i am too

Pagers are still used heaps with emergency responders like ambulance, fire, usar, coastgurad, etc. They are why you wont hear the old volunteer fire brigade sirens in many towns as they just use pagers instead. 


Wander through a hospital and you will still find them everywhere....

Yea, still used in the hospitals.

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Pagers were what helped Christchurch Emergency Services and Rescue Teams responde to the eqarthquake so fast and swiftly.

The paging network was rock solid :D

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From memory the pager networks are broadcast like TV so they are very simple and therefore reliable especially in cases like emergencies. all you need is one tower that covers the area. With cell phones you would only get local coverage from a single cell site.




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