In 1986, Motorola introduced the Bravo Numeric Pager, which became the world’s best-selling pager. If you were digital minded in the 80s and 90s, you probably sent pages with “911” to get a fast response!
Flash forward to 1995. Motorola introduces the world’s first two-way pager – the Tango Two-Way Personal Messaging Pager. The Tango connected users and allowed them to receive text messages, e-mail, and to reply with a standard response. If you’re a text messaging pro, the two-way pager got America ready with some heavy thumb conditioning.
Pagers were so hot in 90s that even the family pet got in on the action. Were you a former pager owner? Still have one today? Let us know in the comments and visit our Motorola history site to see more of our heritage.