Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), which provides GSM telecom services in Delhi and Mumbai, has announced Push- email services for all its mobile subscribers in the two metro cities. The service was launched first in Mumbai on May 27.
With the service, users can automatically get new emails on their mobile phone. Much more preferred than the “pull email” option, “push email” are generally device dependent and are provided by the device manufacturer. MTNL has tied- up with Bharat Berry Technologies to provide the services.
The mobile communication service, named as Bharat Berry, works with most of the mobile phones and provides a more advanced “push mail” with over the air back up of the user’s contacts, tasks, calendar and notes. Moreover, it can also sync with MS Outlook on the user’s computer.
It can run on any Java enabled, GPRS-enabled handsets including platforms like Blackberry, Symbian, Android, and Windows Mobile.
Kuldip Singh, chairman and managing director, MTNL, said, “This MTNL and bharat berry partnership will provide its customers with an easy to use, cost effective solution for their mobile push e-mail requirements. As the mobile data connectivity is improving and data usage is growing, more and more customers are looking for push e-mail solution on their mobile handsets as a productivity tool and as a means to remain connected.”
MTNL has provided a dedicated SMS number, 51122, for those subscribing for the bharat berry services. Any existing Dolphin subscriber can just send an SMS with “SUB BB” on 51122 and follow few basic steps to activate this service.
For enabling access to all services including e mails and Personal Information Manager (PIM) service, users will be charged a nominal fee of Rs 80 per month for the combo pack, while the individual services will be available for Rs 50 each per month. The service will be available for both the pre paid and post paid Dolphin subscribers.
Nitin Walia, director Bharat berry said that “bharat berry works through a mix of its very advanced e-mail server known as XGeNPlus, and open source technologies. Since its servers are hosted in India, there are also no issues related with compliance. It’s India’s First Legally compliant and approved service from all agencies, this service is available for 2G also, the user experience on 3G will make Bharatberry much more pleasurable”.