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Paging through a magazine

Is that a new magazine?

Yes. Would you like to check it out? It's pretty interesting.

Ooh, can you go back? I want to see those pictures of people making fools of themselves.

Tuesday, 29 May, 2007, 12:00am

Hutchison Paging

Hutchison Paging workers were left confused yesterday when the company rescinded an offer to reward with generous payouts employees who resign. Customer service staff said they had been asked last week to consider resigning or working extra hours without pay. But the offer was withdrawn yesterday, leaving them wondering what the firm was up to.

15 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

'Terrible conditions as firm tried to force workers out'

A senior operator at Star Paging told how she believed the company had tried to force workers to quit before yesterday's lay-offs.

May Mak said that she was dumbfounded and angry when she found she had been sacked.

'The company is really underhand.

1 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Telemedia extends network

A Singapore paging firm has boosted its investment in a paging network in key mainland cities by 200 million yuan (about HK$186.14 million). The latest investment by ST Telemedia brought the firm's investment to 400 million yuan, the Business Times reported yesterday.

28 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Call for close scrutiny of paging firms

Paging services have been under the spotlight recently following complaints from the Democrats that two paging companies had censored their messages, asking members not to use taxpayers' money to fund a birthday party for senior Exco member Sir Sze-yuen Chung.

Paging is very popular in Hong Kong.

4 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Perils of being a beeper fan

Confessions of a beeper-chic victim (reformed). Let us, to use the jargon of the lower churches, witness. We see you, brothers and sisters, in martyrdom, on the MTR, in the bus, on the street, yea, even in restaurants and business meetings.

1 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Censoring the message

Advances in telecommunications are often hailed as the best safeguard of freedom of expression. But this does not appear to be the case in Hong Kong.

10 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Chevalier wins pager deal

Chevalier Paging Services has won a contract to supply 3,300 pagers to civil servants over the next two years.

The contract for the numeric and bilingual paging services was secured in a government tender. The pagers will be distributed to various government departments and offices between now and February 1998.

13 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

US firm enters paging market

Avic Group International of the United States will move into China's country-wide paging market under a letter of intent signed recently.

The joint venture to be formed with Beijing Catch will see Avic provide financing for expansion of the network to its projected level of about 100 paging stations and more than three million subscribers in three years.

15 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Paging companies mangle messages

IF the Education Commission wants to have a real grouch about declining English standards in the territory perhaps its members should pick up the phone and call a few paging companies.

Five major companies were selected last week as part of a random South China Morning Post survey to gauge operators' effectiveness in getting everyday messages conveyed accurately.

5 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

MagnaRam's speed leaves a lot to be desired

MY notebook is so slow, so agonisingly slow. My disk drive thrashes like an epileptic magnet and my battery drains away before my eyes.

But this was not always the case; it has only started to do this since I installed MagnaRam 2 two weeks ago.

14 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Star falls

STAR Paging (International Holding) has reported a 23 per cent fall in profits to $50.65 million for the six months to June.

Turnover rose 13.85 per cent to $362.51 million from $318.42 million.

Earnings per share fell to 10.6 cents from 15.2 cents.

The dividend was unchanged at seven cents a share.

19 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Treat workers better

THE allegations of inhuman conditions, which some pager companies force their staff to endure, are relics of a bygone era that must be urgently investigated - and, if substantiated, the offending employers prosecuted.

8 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Pager network

HONG KONG'S largest paging network, Hutchison Paging, currently handles about 1.5 million calls a day and records an average of 1,000 complaints and inquiries a month, a company spokesman said.

12 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

System crash

PART of Hutchison Paging's system was blacked out for about 15 minutes last night by a computer breakdown. The nine-digit personal paging network was disrupted.

17 Nov 1994 - 12:00am