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In 10 months, the era of pagers will end in Japan

04.12.2018 97 просмотров

In September next year, the last paging operator will be closed in the Land of the Rising Sun.


Tokyo Telemessage, which still provides the short message service, said it will cease to exist in September 2019. The reason for the closure was the almost complete lack of customers and demand, reports CNN. 
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< br> The popularity of pagers in Japan came in the mid-90s of the XX century. According to data published by Tokyo Telemessage, the number of its subscriber base alone in 1996 exceeded 1.2 million people, and the total number of subscribers was five times greater. By the end of the 1990s, as mobile phones became more and more popular, pager ownership began to decline. 

emit electromagnetic waves. Another factor is the general aging of the population of the island nation. As a rule, it is not easy for people of advanced age to part with an already familiar gadget. 

Despite the fact that Japan is one of the most high-tech powers, where cleaning robots and electronic toilets are in use, the country still obsolete technologies have survived. Fax is still being used in some offices. 

One of the most surprising curiosities was the revelation of Japanese Cyber Security Minister Yoshitaka Sakurada. Answering the questions of deputies of the lower house of the Japanese parliament, the official admitted that he does not use a computer. The minister explained that since the age of 25 he has been in positions where secretaries and assistants do all the necessary work.

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