15 things you’ll only remember if you were born before the internet

Beepers, also known as pagers, were the best way to contact someone before everyone became reachable by cell.

Any piece of pop culture that features a beeper automatically dates itself as taking place in the ’80s or ’90s.

Beepers were little devices that had a special number someone could send messages to – and then you’d have to go find a phone so you could call the person who sent the message back in order to get the full message.

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