Motorola Advisor Gold Pager (1997) Teardown

Cracking Open the Motorola Advisor Gold pager (1997)

In the mid- to late-1990s, cellular phones were rapidly replacing pagers in the personal communication market. Still, it wasn't uncommon for people to have both a mobile phone (particularly in their car) and a pager. In 1997, I was such a person.

I had a phone in my car and carried this Motorola pager. Nearly 15 years later, I decided to dig it out of storage and crack it open. Follow along as I take a look inside the Motorola Advisor Gold pager (circa 1997).  

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...