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Telenor Pakistan launches mobile SMS Email service

ISLAMABAD: Wednesday, April 30th, 2009: Accessing your email from any type of phone is now possible! For the first time in the industry, Telenor Pakistan launches the new Telenor SMS Email service that brings all e-mails directly to any type of mobile phone through SMS. All major features of a normal email are available through this service.

Telenor SMS Email service is a new mobile e-mail solution that supports all popular e-mail accounts including Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo and any other POP-based mailboxes. There are no constraints as far as mobile phone features are concerned. All phones with SMS features support the service without installation of third party software. New e-mails are pushed as SMS alerts immediately upon receipt to the phone. These emails can be read in detail and replied to immediately. The service is also accessible through the website and through a WAP browser on the handset.

Chief Marketing Officer Telenor Pakistan, Lars Christian Iuel sharing his thoughts on Telenor SMS Email service said, Telenor Pakistan is fully aware of the innovation our customers expect from us. In Pakistan mobile usage significantly exceeds the internet penetration. In such a dynamic environment, where on-the-go services are much coveted, SMS e-mail becomes highly relevant for the consumer. Another industry first, the user friendly Telenor SMS Email caters the need of all those customers who demand innovation coupled with simplicity. We hope that this service will play its role in bringing increased access in our customers life.

Telenor SMS Email service best caters to professionals and students on the go. Accessible everywhere, this innovative email solution is primarily targeted to provide value added services to those customers who cannot use the GPRS & EDGE services on their mobile phones due to various reasons.

For activation of the service, subscriber just needs to send an SMS 'SUB' to 555. The subscription will cost Rs. 30 + tax, which allows 1500 email message alerts for one month. The price for forwarding, replying to, blocking, unblocking or requesting for a link to the complete e-mail will further be charged at Rs. 0.5 + tax per message. The subscription to SMS email is valid for thirty days.

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