A friend of mine gave me this when I went to visit him in another country because my cell phone would not work there. This pager was extremely easy to use: when someone leaves their number you can easily see who called you and at what time. I believe that this pager is used more for people who need to act quickly when paged or in other words emergency personal. I think that because my friend works in a hospital and this pager has a very loud alert when you are paged. Although I was not able to try out all the features because I only had this for a few days, I can say that the pager itself is roughly average is weight and size. Clearly, not many people use pagers anymore because of the widespread use of cellphones, but if I had to use a pager, I would definitely consider the motorola minitor because of its easy use and its loud alerts.