JLab Paging Instructions

Numeric/Digital Paging

The only way to page a numeric/digital pager is via the telephone.

  1. Dial 9 + 757+ xxx + xxxx (pager number)
  2. Wait until you hear three beeps, then without delay, dial the number you want your party to call
  3. Press # to transmit your message

Alphanumeric Paging

Telephone

Please follow the above instructions on numeric/digital paging for transmitting to an alphanumeric pager via a telephone.

E-mail

  1. Create a new message
  2. Enter the pager address into the To field in this format: 757xxxxxxx@page.metrocall.com (do not use hyphens or brackets) or username-page@jlab.org
  3. Enter the Subject, if desired
  4. Type the desired message in the Text/Message field (allows up to 80 characters of text)
  5. Click on Send

Sprint Texting Device Paging

E-mail

  1. Create a new message
  2. Enter the pager address into the To field in this format: 757xxxxxxx@messaging.sprintpcs.com (do not use hyphens or brackets) or username-page@jlab.org
  3. Enter the Subject, if desired
  4. Type the desired message in the Text/Message field (allows up to 80 characters of text)
  5. Click on Send

Paging from the Web

You may also use the Staff Search web utility to alpha-page an alphanumeric pager or Sprint texting device.  If a JLab staff or user has been assigned an alphanumeric or Sprint texting device, then they will have a "Click to page" option in the Pager field of their listing.

NOTE:  Please use caution when alpha paging via email or the web as they are not 100% reliable.