CF Deploys 2-Way Paging
April 11, 2000
LTL giant Consolidated Freightways Corp., Menlo Park, CA, will deploy more than 2,000 pagers for drivers to use on the WebLink Wireless national wireless network. According to a WebLink spokeswoman, CF will deploy approximately 1,200 Motorola Advisor Elite, one-way, alpha-numeric pagers and 1,000 Motorola PF-1500 two-way pagers with Assured Messenging, a technology that stores messages when a pager is out of a service area and delivers them when the pager returns to network range.
CF spokesman Mike Brown said the company has used pagers for a number of years, but this is the first time they will be using two-way paging, which allows drivers to respond with short, pre-written – or canned -- text messages.
Until October of last year, WebLink was known as PageMart Wireless.