The WordSender, which resembles a high-tech telephone with an attached
keyboard, enhances the way alphanumeric messages are dispatched.
By.netbining a text and numeric entry device with a multi-function
telephone, the unit allows families and small businesses to send pager
messages without the assistance of a special operator. To dispatch a
message via the WordSender, a user first types the message on the unit's
built-in standard typewriter keyboard. As it is typed, the message
appears on an easy-to-read two-line by 24-character per line display.
The user then simply specifies the intended recipient, presses the
keyboard's "SEND" key and the message is sent. Anyone who can use a
typewriter, even the "hunt and peck" method, can use the WordSender. No
training is necessary, and no special telephone services or connections
are needed; the unit simply plugs into a standard telephone jack and
outlet. In fact, WordSender can also be used as a regular telephone. A
variety of help screens and prompts guide users through all functions,
making the WordSender extremely easy to use. A number of other
convenience features are incorporated into the unit as well. For
instance, a.netbined telephone and pager number directory makes calling
or paging friends or business associates as easy as typing a name. A
handy directory-search function further simplifies the process.
WordSender's easy to use help screens provide instant guidance.
Telephone features such as speed dialing and last number redial make
calling someone's pager fast and easy. A battery backup guards against
loss of information during power failure. Other notable WordSender
attributes include a three-level handset volume control and telephone