The use of pagers had diminished somewhat over the years in the public eye. However, through the advancement of technology they are still quite widely used in businesses across the United States and around the globe. In recent years consumers used them most in times of turmoil and natural disaster where cell phone signals are not available.
The frequency of paging systems do not have the tendency to interfere with other signals and electronics making them safe to use in many places where cell phones are not permitted; for instance at gas stations or chemical plants.
Many businesses are taking advantages of the key features of pagers such as lower cost and power requirements. With the advancement of technology pagers now can even be used for message transfer and email access.