Bangalore: Microsoft India announced that
Hotmail users can get alerts on SMS without GPRS connection
and for free, starting Wednesday.
Hotmail users need to log on to www.mobile.live.com, feed
their mobile number and enter verification code received on
mobile to get started, the company said in a statement
"With this fun and simple service, you can forget about
going to the cyber cafe or logging on to your computer every
time you want to check your mails", it said. This service
makes checking mails as easy as checking SMSs.
"You can now receive, read and reply to emails on your
SMS. The service also enables efficient viewing of emails by
specifying the email address/domain from which you’d like to
receive alerts on your SMS", the company said.
Out of the 506 million mobile users in India, only 18
million have GPRS on their mobile phones. With email access
available only to a mere four per cent of the total mobile
user base, Hotmail alert on your SMS? "Breaks all
technological barriers" and helps one stay
connected anytime, anywhere. All one needs is a Hotmail/Live
ID and a mobile phone, it was stated.