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Japan's last pager service ends after 50 years

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By Yoshukazu Tsuno

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What's not commonly known is that of the 1500 people with pager services still, 500 don't remember it, 400 are members of the Diet, and the rest are senior bureaucrats in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology.

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I love how Japan is always the first to set a trend, then the last to exit. #pagingOJ

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Motorola Bravo says, Good Bye Japan.

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In another 10 years, they'll start phasing out fax machines.

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Good old days..

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Good old belt fashion

But what happened to Docomo all bamboo touch wood made phones? Thought it'd be huge worldwide.

It needs to reinvent new modernized phone to regenerate the industry globally.

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We stubbornly held onto ours for on-call until NTT killed their service 10ish years ago. Pokebells would never fail to deliver messages, even in building cores and basement dive bars.

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The touchwood phone was a total failure due to circumstances: The marketing campaign started on March 11, 2011.

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Trivia: pagers have the elisive and rare 020 area code. Once they're goine, I suppose they will be able to give these numbers to regular mobile phones, or perhaps whatever exotic connected devides we are using in a few decades.

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i believe doctors in large hospitals continue to use them.

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When is the end to the Fax here.. it ended in the west a long time ago, but we still use it here!

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Time to update to Casio phones.

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Yes faxes are embarrassing, but phones are moving into the 5G era, they are the future.

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