Pager Code


Remember how awesome it was when your parents got you a pager? Remember how much it sucked when they were always paging your ass to find out where you were and if would pick up your little brother from soccer practice?

Fortunately, pagers had an awesome redeeming quality. You could use them to send totally gratuitous and borderline incomprehensible messages to your friends—using pager code!

You could tell someone "hello": 43770

Or "I love you": 1 70113 4011

Or "where are you": 11143123 8123 4011

My sister happened to have a very pager code-friendly name: 1123173. So did her boyfriend: 177117 500

Here's a pager code key of the entire alphabet, courtesy of UrbanDictionary.com:

A = 8
B = 8
C = 6
D = 0
E = 3
F = 4
G = 6
H = 4
I = 1
J = 7
K = 15
L = 7
M = 177
N = 17
O = 0
P = 9
Q = 0
R = 12
S = 5
T = 7
U = 11
V = 11
W = 111
X = 25
Y = 4
Z = 2

8 comments:

T. Marie said...

oh gosh! i totally remember the pager codes! ahaha, those were the days.... but i remember the alphabet just a tad bit different from some of the number u used. it was like this:
A- 6
B- 8
C- 0
D- 0
E- 3
F- 7
G- 9 or 6
H- 4
I- 1
J- 7
K- 15
L- 7
M- 177
N- 17
O- 0
P- 9
Q- 9 or 0
R- 12
S- 5
T- 7
U- 17
V- 11
W- 111 or 177
X- 15 or 4
Y- 4
Z- 2
- not much of a difference tho haha

djbwg1 said...

A-8
b-8
c-6
d-0
e-3
f-9
g-9-6
h-4
i-1
j-9
k-15
l-7
m-177
n-17
o-0
p-9
q-9
r-12
s-5
t-7
u-11
v-11
w-111
x-96
y-4
z-2

nena said...

can you tell me what does this mean: 1-177737-11-0177y-08ys-890-8170-437-50-01116147y-lo11e-003s-9120

Unknown said...

nena, this not exactly the pager code i knew as a kid but im pretty sure it says: "i met u only days ago and yet so quickly love does gro"

Jared said...

220 57111 53773 54035 Decifer please? 220 was my old "call" number, so that may mean me.

sweetsimplicity said...

I think certain letters depended on where you were. Here's SanFernandoValley click version
a - 2
b - 8
c - 6
d - 0
e - 3
f - unknown, can't recall
g - 6
h - 4
i - 1
j - unknown, can't recall
k -15
l - 1
m - 177
n - 17
o - 0
p - 9
q - 9
r - 12
s - 5
t - 7
u - 11
v - 11
w - 111
x - 2
y - 4
z - 2

group of friend made up of Filipino, Guam, and surrounding Valley area. curious.

sweetsimplicity said...

quickly put out there: has anyone in the past yet developed a 'alpha numeric script' language forms our surrounds; and most society, in my opinion, is numbernum. good example.. does anyone know how many zero follow a trillion? i make my point. if you do know the answer; you may be one of a few. **smiles**
btw: when i mention 'script'; i mean similar to japanese, chinese, korean russian, etc. other than the use of Arabic Letters.

Jennifer said...

just stumbled upon this blog... middle school memories! it's so hard to read typed numbers though - i think it's the subtleties of the spaces between handwritten numbers that makes it easier. the differences between alphabets appear to be more due to lowercase vs uppercase instead of area of the country. for example, it makes sense that "Q" is 0 in the first (uppercase) version and "q" is 9 in the other version. i'm from virginia beach too actually!

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