Momail, a Swedish start-up, has announced its free mobile e-mail service in United Kingdom. The benefits include hassle free configuration, usage of existing e-mail clients, and availability on the widest choice of cellphone models.
Momail makes use of the existing e-mail client available on most mobile phones. This means that users do not need to download and install an application to their phone. One just registers by providing one's country, mobile number, model of phone and operator via Momail's Web or WAP site. Then, Momail does the rest. One SMS confirms handset ownership, while a second automatically configures the data, e-mail and access settings. At that point, the user can add their favorite e-mail accounts (Yahoo, .mac, Gmail, Hotmail or ISP/Pop3) which Momail can pick-up and deliver to their phone.
Mobile-based push e-mail services are the domain of business executives. For consumers, the thorny issues included subscription fees for delivery of e-mails and complex configuration procedures.
Momail seeks to capitalize on this front with its easy SMS-based configuration procedure and free delivery of e-mails.
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