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DATACAST® Classic is a group of general interest information services. The categories of service are fixed, like the sections of your newspaper. With DATACAST® Classic, you are always informed by concise and timely information updates, delivered at regular intervals.

DATACAST® Classic is included with your pager by your paging provider. DATACAST® Classic updates arrive silently on your wireless device in a separate folder. Your paging provider selects which DATACAST® Classic categories are available to you on your wireless device. They also specify their geographic areas for local information -- such as Local Lottery, Local Weather, Local News, and Local Sports.

Default Update Schedule

The following is a list of DATACAST® Classic categories and default update schedule* (times are Eastern):

U.S. / World News 2:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.

Sports (news, standings, odds, scores)

Hourly headlines, scoreboards every 10 minutes (evenings and weekends)

NASCAR Leaderboards

Winston Cup and Busch Series race updates on the top of the hour

Stock Market


National Weather (abbreviations)

6:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

Detailed 3-Day Local Weather

6:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

Nautical Weather Forecasts

6:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

Business News

10:00 a.m., Noon, 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

Commodities / Futures



7:00 a.m.

Today In History

7:00 a.m.


8:00 p.m.

Entertainment News

1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.


7:00 a.m.

Top-10 Entertainment Charts

8:00 a.m.

Video Reviews

7:00 p.m.

On the Lighter Side


Local Tides

6:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.

Statewide News (select states)

Various Times

Local Lottery

3:00 a.m.

Local MLB/NFL Game Summaries

As games finish.

Wireless service providers may select their own specialized update schedules. If you do not receive your updates at the above specified times, consult your wireless service provider for more information about the update schedule they have selected.

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