Feeds

Click here to send an email on your bog-standard phone

You get three goes for free

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Boost IT visibility and business value

If you were wondering which hi-tech toy you'd waste five minutes on today, look no further.

Now you may know about this already but today was the first we'd heard of it. What are we on about? Sending an email message using your run-of-the-mill, industry-standard mobile phone. All of those that are now writing us an email to show how bloody clever you are, go away and look at some other stories.

Those left: here's how you do it.

Go to the messaging bit of your mobile. Right, go to 'new message' or whatever. Type a cap "M", then a space, then type the email address you want to send it to, then another space, then the email message.

Then the number you punch in depends on your mobile operator. The numbers are below:

BT-Cellnet - 07720 296 269
Orange - 07974 914 680
One-2-One - 07946 354 378
Vodafone - 07769 707 344

Hit 'Send' and away you go.

So what's the catch?
Well, this service is run by iobox (which has some other fancy stuff on its site). As such, you will get three free "m-Mails" - that's what they call them - to do with what you want. After that you'll have to register online to continue to use the service. From that point, your operator will charge you as if you sent a text message and iobox will charge 6p a message.

The thing is, this service was started up at the beginning of the year. So why haven't we heard of it? Because iobox has been concentrating (apparently exclusively) on corporates and big deals.

Here's our suggestion

Cheer yourself and others up. Treat this setup as if it were three wishes from a genie. You have the chance to send three emails, so use them well, use them when a moment of inspiration hits you. Don't pause but tap out an email and send it to the lucky fellow/lass. Now that should make this gloomy Monday go with a bit more of a bang. ®

Related Link

For any more information, look here. ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

More from The Register

next story
No, thank you. I will not code for the Caliphate
Some assignments, even the Bongster decline must
Fast And Furious 6 cammer thrown in slammer for nearly three years
Man jailed for dodgy cinema recording of Hollywood movie
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?