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Hey Gen Z, this is a pager, and in the '90s they were everywhere

Alex Perry

Welcome to Dial Up, Mashable’s most excellent look at technology in the '90s, from the early days of the World Wide Web to the clunky gadgets that won our hearts. 

In 2019, if you want to meet with someone, you shoot them a text. Easy. That wasn't the case in the 1990s.

Back then, the scenario looked a little more like this: You carried around a little device called a pager in your pocket. It went off, showing little more than a phone number on the diminutive screen. If you were in public, you found a pay phone to call that number and arrange a meetup. At that point, you just had to hope everything went right, or go through that process all over again.  Read more...

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