When I went to call my friend Frank this afternoon, I couldn’t remember his cell number. So I checked his number in the Contacts list of my iPhone and there it was, along with his home number, and his pager number.

Pager number? Wow, that’s an old listing I need to delete, because I know he never wears one of those anymore. In fact, the only people I see with a pager are doctors on TV medical dramas, who are always being paged to respond to an emergency while having sex in a break room down the hall.

In the high-tech cell phone age, does anyone still have a pager? If so, why? When it goes off, do they have to search for the nearest nearly-extinct pay phone?