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Episode Discussion (Spoiler Free) => Season 4 => Episode 4x03 => Topic started by: Creflo on February 21, 2008, 09:26:48 PM

Title: Why a pager and not a cell phone?
Post by: Creflo on February 21, 2008, 09:26:48 PM
I had a pager just like that...ten years ago.  It was an early model that could receive and display text messages, before texting was cool.

The mark even made a comment that her boss was old fashioned.

I suppose the advantage would be:
- no need to actually speak with The Economist (but same with cell texting)
- uses regular AAA batteries, no need for chargers
- It's the kind of tech that someone who is behind-the-times would have access to.
Title: Re: Why a pager and not a cell phone?
Post by: LouE68 on February 21, 2008, 09:29:20 PM
I had a pager just like that...ten years ago.  It was an early model that could receive and display text messages, before texting was cool.

The mark even made a comment that her boss was old fashioned.

I suppose the advantage would be:
- no need to actually speak with The Economist (but same with cell texting)
- uses regular AAA batteries, no need for chargers
- It's the kind of tech that someone who is behind-the-times would have access to.
believe it or not there still are buisnesses and departments that still use pagers...
Title: Re: Why a pager and not a cell phone?
Post by: DirtyMaggieMae on February 21, 2008, 09:34:49 PM
she had a cell too, and she used that to call her boss.  the pager may have just been some plant...i mean..she knew about sayid all along
Title: Re: Why a pager and not a cell phone?
Post by: TheGoodPeople on February 21, 2008, 09:36:21 PM
the pager was used to create the illusion that she was a low level employee for her boss not a close work associate or a hired assassin.
Title: Re: Why a pager and not a cell phone?
Post by: LouE68 on February 21, 2008, 09:37:58 PM
the pager was used to create the illusion that she was a low level employee for her boss not a close work associate or a hired assassin.
exactly...a pager is a status symbol now...you are paged, called on....by a boss...you call them back they dont phone you...you are summoned...but yes an illusion to her status...
Title: Re: Why a pager and not a cell phone?
Post by: TheGoodPeople on February 21, 2008, 09:39:52 PM
the pager was used to create the illusion that she was a low level employee for her boss not a close work associate or a hired assassin.
exactly...a pager is a status symbol now...you are paged, called on....by a boss...you call them back they dont phone you...you are summoned...but yes an illusion to her status...

right to create the ilusion of distance from Sayids contact to his hit.
Title: Re: Why a pager and not a cell phone?
Post by: Writers_Strike on February 21, 2008, 11:45:36 PM
Pagers only cost about $30 a year to operate, if he only uses it 2-3 times a year why bother with a phone. He is a cheap employer who does not want to pay $30 a month for a phone that wont be used (or could be used to track him down).
Title: Re: Why a pager and not a cell phone?
Post by: Bostonlost on February 22, 2008, 05:07:00 AM
Maybe they want to be ready if 1987 called you never know!!
Title: Re: Why a pager and not a cell phone?
Post by: TheGoodPeople on February 22, 2008, 05:12:51 AM
one thing you didn't see. is that the back of a pager had a flux capacitor on it.

UH-OH possible spoiler   ;D
Title: Re: Why a pager and not a cell phone?
Post by: thebeann on February 22, 2008, 08:56:46 AM
Elsa said that she used a pager because her boss was old fashioned. Sayid even asked. And lots of people use pagers - I work for a large company that provides cell phones to some of us, but we still have tons of pagers. I find them to be more reliable than cell phones for reception, plus they are cheaper.
Title: Re: Why a pager and not a cell phone?
Post by: Asmodean on February 22, 2008, 09:19:03 PM
Cheap economist maybe?
I've got a Krazer K1M now, but I swear the best phone I ever owned was the Star Tac!