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Definitions Edit

Communications Edit

Paging is

a low-cost one-way message-sending systems that use base stations similar to cellular telephone systems.[1]

Computing Edit

Paging is

[a] procedure for moving standard-size blocks of information (pages) between main storage and auxiliary storage units. This is generally used to permit several programs to share main storage concurrently.[2]

Overview (Communications) Edit

One-way paging only allows the receipt of messages consisting of a few digits, typically a phone number that the user is then expected to call. Two-way paging provides a user with the ability to send and receive email, numeric pages, and SMS messages.

References Edit

  1. Radiofrequency Spectrum Management, at 3.
  2. Security Analysis and Enhancement of Computer Operating Systems, at 56.

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