Motorola’s 9501 pager offers the first true global roaming capability in a small belt-worn personal message receiver. While it offers the best in paging features, the 9501 does not operate like a typical pager.
Receiving Satellite Signals
Most pagers receive messages transmitted from towers on the ground. The 9501 pager receives messages transmitted directly from satellite. This can be more difficult, in some instances, due to the distance the signal must travel from space. With most satellite-based communication, such as satellite TV or the Global Positioning System (GPS), a satellite dish or hand-held unit must be positioned outside of buildings to receive information. However, with Motorola’s Satellite Series 9501 Pager, you can now receive messages inside buildings.
Note: In some environments, the message signal may be effectively blocked, preventing reception. The ability to receive messages in the interior of large urban buildings will be particularly limited.