Dear Cody – 2 Way Pager Car Alarms, What’s the Point?
I noticed that you sell these so-called “2-Way Paging Car Alarms” and I have to say, pagers? Really? What is this, the 90’s? I mean come on, what is this car alarm going to do, let me know that someone was trying to call me and give me a number to call them back at? This is stupid! Why do you guys sell this outdated technology? Are you trying to be retro? Are you trying to be hipsters? I heard that car phones have made a comeback because hipsters use them to be cool. Is that the next product you’re going to start selling? Get with the times Sonic and stop ripping people off with lame, outdated technology.
Here’s an idea for something you can sell… Laserdiscs! Yeah, why don’t you sell Laserdiscs and Laserdisc players since you’re apparently in the business of selling old outdated 2-way pager technology.
Dear Future Man,
Uhhh… I really think you’re confused on the whole 2-way pager thing. We aren’t talking about the belt clip things that spawned the classic form of communicating by using letters to spell things when you turn the pager upside down. Examples include “07734” which means “hello” when turned upside down. Other examples include using 8’s and 0’s but I wont go into that.
2-way paging with car alarms means that the remote communicates with the alarm brain (1 direction) and the brain can communicate back to the remote (2nd direction) hence 2-way paging. The brain sends signals to the remote to alert you of different things like your alarm going off, your car starting if you use a remote start, and to verify if a command was actually received. Like if you press the “lock” button from far away, you might not actually know if your doors locked. The 2-way pager will let you know.
Additionally, 2-way paging also means that the alarm could possibly communicate with your Smartphone. Same concept, only instead of using a key fob, it uses your phone. If you ask me, that’s pretty 21st century.
So yeah, I guess the name “2-way paging” can be a little confusing but it’s not the same thing you’re thinking about. Although maybe we could bring back pagers, HD DVDs, Walkman’s and Laserdiscs. We did sell a lot of lava lamps when we carried them.. Hmm… I’ll get with the purchasing department, thanks for the idea!