One reason above all To this day, pagers are still the most highly efficient way to receive birdnews
in the field. They work in almost every corner of the country,
unlike mobile phones which have plenty of "reception black holes" especially
in popular birding areas: If you are birding in a mobile phone "black hole", there should be no need to wonder what the latest news is - as it will all be on your pager, precisely when you need it the most. In the unlikely event that the pager doesn't work there either, then use your mobile to check as soon as you are back in range. The RBA phone Apps are the the best that there are. NB, compared to services such as text messaging, they are,
message for message, the most cost effective way to be alerted to the most up-to-the-minute news.
We offer a range of different pager services to suit all kinds of birders, from those who only bird locally, and maybe only occasionally, right through to the most ardent twitchers who will travel far and wide.
With services starting from 40p per day
for unlimited local news, pagers are far more cost effective than text
messaging services, as with a pager, you pay a fixed price for your birdnews, no matter how much news we send you.
You do not need to constantly tell the system what news you want and you don't have to worry about topping up credits either.
Fixed price for your birdnews: No matter how many messages we send you always pay the same price. No roaming charges, no data charges either.
Instant alerts in the field: Unlike calling expensive birdlines
or laboriously browsing websites on your phone in the field, pagers simply alert you
as soon as we break the news. Even if your phone is in service, unless you really can keep checking every few seconds, you are likely to
ignore yet another alert on it and thus will, sooner or later, miss a really good bird.
Easy to use: Just switch it on and the pager will do the rest. Unlike mobile phones you don't need to keep telling it what you want to hear about. The pager is for birdnews and doesn't get cluttered with other messages.
You won't be without news because a long call drained your battery either! And you can't run out of credit or data allowance on your pager.
No maintenance: You don't need to delete messages to make sure you have space, the pager will delete the oldest message so you always have room for the latest news.