TeleFlip Launches Free Mobile Email Service
Today TeleFlip announced the availability of its free email-to-cell phone service called flipMail. Users must sign up at TeleFlip's web site, where they create a white list of people they'd like to receive email from. When those people send them an email, the email is converted into a text message and forwarded to the user's phone. Users can also send emails. The service is carrier, device, and email provider agnostic, and does not require any additional software nor a data plan. Users don't have to pay TeleFlip anything, but should expect to be billed for the text messages sent and received on their phones.
Microsoft's 'Send' App is More Messaging than Email
Microsoft today released a new email application called Send. The idea behind Send, developed by Microsoft Garage, is to let people send quick messages to one another while still harnessing the power of corporate email.
Gmail to Call Out Insecure Emails
Google is hoping to protect Gmail users by making them more aware of secure and insecure messages. Moving forward, Gmail will display an open lock icon for Google Apps users who receive messages from email services that don't support an encrypted connection.
Google Wallet Users Can Send Money Via Text Message
Google Wallet now lets people send money to others using only a phone number. The app has supported the ability to send money via email for a long time.
Google's Inbox Email App Now Free for All to Use
Google today said its Inbox desktop email service and associated mobile applications are open to anyone who wants to use them. Before today, the app required potential users to register for an invitation.
this is soo 1999. isnt mobile email over and done with?
What new is being offered here?
TeleFlip has been around for over a year now.
You can use the individual carriers email to text option or teleflip.
you only get 160 characters in a text message tho...