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Since there are a number of good alphanumeric paging packages available, I wanted to have a way to compare features and functionality. As a result, I threw together a quick marketing table, and included a bunch of qualities that I found to be important when looking for paging software.

Beepage QPage Sendpage
Delivers pages via TAP over a modem YesYesYes
Uses daemon for queue management YesYesYes
Can utilize multiple modems Yes Yes Yes
Takes pages via SNPP No (uses TPP) Yes Yes
Maintainer's web site has a list of Paging Centrals No Yes Yes
Can deliver to separate paging centrals in parallel Yes No Yes
Sends Email CCs and status info Yes No Yes
Released under the GNU General Public License No (BSD) No Yes
Written in Perl for easy porting No No Yes