Product Review: Septor Financial Information Service
A n active trader who's nursing an open position or waiting for a tradable to move is a nervous creature, especially if his day job prevents monitoring market actions. Though many can ignore the hijinks in their trading accounts while they're working, most cannot do so completely for fear of missing something significant. Their phone lines are open for their brokers, but they are by necessity working on something else or in a meeting when the call does come.
Quote pagers help remedy this situation: The notice comes in on an unobtrusive vibrator hooked to your belt or pocket. Assuming you remember what the alert you set was for, you must still drop what you're doing to make the call placing your order, but at least the interruption is as minimal as it can be.