Editor’s Note: The RCR research and editorial staffs have compiled this list of the 20 largest paging companies in the United States from survey responses and interviews with industry contacts. Rankings are based on carriers’ reported total number of paging subscribers.

Because of industry consolidation and regulatory change, RCR has combined its Top 20 Radio Common Carriers and Top 20 Private Carrier Paging features.

Four of the companies on last year’s list have been acquired. Metrocall Inc. acquired A+ Network Inc. this month. MobileMedia Communications Inc. purchased BellSouth Corp.’s MobileComm paging subsidiary. Arch Communications Group Inc. acquired Westlink Paging and AirTouch Paging purchased Message Center USA Inc.

The RCR Top 20 is the property of RCR Publications Inc. and should not be construed as an endorsement. This feature cannot be reprinted without written permission.-Lynnette Luna, Reporter

1996 RCR Publications Inc.

Chief Executive

Chief Marketer Number of Number of Number of Three Largest Signaling Pager Types

Company Chief Engineer Subscribers Transmitters Paging Systems Markets Formats Supported

Paging Network Inc. Glenn Marschel 8.4 million 5,000 95 Los Angeles Pocsag, Golay, Tone, Tone only, Tone/Voice,

4965 Preston Park Blvd. Leigh Alexander South Florida FLEX, InFLEXion Digital/Display,

Plano, Texas 75093 William G. Scott Houston, Texas Alphanumeric

(972) 985-4100 Voice Messaging

MobileMedia Corp. David Bayer 4.5 million 6,000 250 New York City Pocsag, Golay, Tone only, Tone/Voice,

65 Challenger Road Karen Aidem Chicago Tone, FLEX Digital/Display,

Ridgefield Park, N.J. 07660 Mark Witsaman Los Angeles Alphanumeric

(201) 440-8400

Arch Communications Inc. Ed Baker 3.1 million N/A N/A New York/New England Pocsag, Golay, Tone only, Tone/Voice,

1800 W. Park Dr. Scott Hoyt Los Angeles Tone, FLEX Digital/Display,

Westborough, Mass. 01581 Paul Kuza Northern Ohio Alphanumeric

(508) 898-0962

AirTouch Paging Charlie Jackson 2.7 million 3,500 32 Georgia Pocsag, FLEX Tone only, Tone/Voice,

12221 Merit Drive, Ste. 800 Ed Gurry California Digital/Display,

Dallas, Texas 75251 Jim Lawson N/A Alphanumeric

(972) 860-3200

Metrocall Inc. William L. Collins III 2.1 million 2,840 120 Los Angeles Pocsag, FLEX Tone only, Digital/Display,

6677 Richmond Highway Steven D. Jacoby Washington, D.C./Baltimore Alphanumeric,

Alexandria, Va. 22306 N/A New York/New Jersey Voice Messaging

(703) 660-6677

PageMart Wireless Inc. John Beletic 1.6 million N/A 1 Houston Pocsag, FLEX, Digital/Display,

6688 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 800 Rich Weitzel Los Angeles ReFLEX 25, InFLEXion Alphanumeric

Dallas, Texas 75206 Jack Hanson Atlanta

(214) 706-3797

ProNet Inc. Jackie Kimzey 1.14 million 2,300 N/A Texas Pocsag, Golay, Tone only, Tone/Voice,

6340 LBJ Freeway David Vucina Northeast Tone, FLEX Digital/Display,

Dallas, Texas 75240 Jeff Owens Southeast Alphanumeric

(972) 687-2000

AT&T Wireless Services Inc. Jordan Roderick 1.12 million N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

110-110th Ave. NE, Ste. 200 Nancy Brumfield N/A

Bellevue, Wash. 98004 David Aas N/A

(206) 990-4400

Ameritech Cellular Services John Rooney 1.1 million 1,300 39 Michigan Pocsag, FLEX Digital/Display,

2000 W. Ameritech Center Drive Kevin Goulet Illinois Alphanumeric

Hoffman Estates, Ill. 60195 Jeff Pinegar Ohio

(847) 765-6551

TSR Paging Inc. Leonard DiSavino 1 million 800 15 New York Pocsag, FLEX Tone Only, Tone/Voice,

400 Kelby St., 8th Floor Phil Sacks Los Angeles Digital/Display,

Fort Lee, N.J. 07024 Ardon Beahm Phoenix, Ariz. Alphanumeric

(201) 447-5300

SkyTel Corp. John Stupka 954,300 2,150 360 New York Pocsag, Digital/Display,

200 S. Lamar Jack Harvey Los Angeles ReFLEX 50 Alphanumeric, Voice Messaging,

Jackson, Miss 39201 Jai Bhagat Dallas Acknowledgement Pagers

(601) 944-1300

American Paging Inc. Terrence Sullivan 788,300 1,046 60 Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Pocsag, Tone Tone only, Tone/Voice,

1300 Godward St. N.E., Ste. 3100 Jim Kelly Tampa, Fla. FLEX Alphanumeric,

Minneapolis, Minn. 55413 Larry Piumbroeck Washington, D.C. Voice Messaging

(612) 623-3100

SourceOne Wireless Inc. Dave Trop 360,000 300 5 Chicago Pocsag, Digital/Display,

1040 S. Milwaukee Ave. Gene Haley Detroit FLEX Voice Messaging

Wheeling, Ill. 60090 Tony Hawrylicz Atlanta

(847) 465-4200

Preferred Networks Inc. Mark H. Dunaway 313,270 308 24 Atlanta Pocsag, Tone only,

850 Center Way Patrick Markey New York FLEX Digital/Display

Norcross, Ga. 30071 Eugene Kreeft Washington, D.C./Baltimore Alphanumeric,

(770) 582-3500 Messaging

Teletouch Communications Inc. Robert McMurrey 306,693 600 19 Dallas Pocsag, Tone only,

110 North College, Ste. 200 Nancy Anderson Memphis Golay, Digital/Display,

Tyler, Texas 75702 Tom Blandford Oklahoma City Tone Alphanumeric

(903) 595-8800

Bell Atlantic Paging Inc. Bob Balascio 182,000 270 6 New Jersey Pocsag, Tone only,

1719A Route 10, Suite 300 John Matlaga Washington, D.C. Golay, Tone/Voice,

Parsippany, N.J. 07054 Vernon Henry Phaladelphia Tone Digital/Display

(201) 560-8000 Alphanumeric

Priority Communications Inc. Sheldon Hills 180,000 42 3 South Florida Pocsag, Tone only,

1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Ste. 405 Tony Gordon N/A Golay, Tone/Voice

Boca Raton, Fla. John Prefer N/A FLEX


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