restaurant pagers

Ever been to a restaurant that gives you a pager to notify you that your table is ready?
Well there is company called ReadyPing¬† that provides a new solution to the old problem. It notifies guests by text message when their table is ready. The system aims to improve on restaurant pagers, which require a substantial upfront investment plus maintenance costs, and have a limited range. Restaurants don’t need to purchase new hardware to use ReadyPing; all that’s required is an internet connection and a computer. ReadyPing charges a flat monthly fee of USD 35, which includes sending an unlimited number of ‘pings’.