MobileMail is a new business application from Optus giving users access to work email on mobile phones.
It requires an application that can be downloaded from the Optus website and a mobile phone handset.
The service supports Microsoft Exchange and Lotus email. It can be used with a large number of mobile devices including compatible phones, integrated PDAs with Palm or Microsoft operating systems and the new Smartphone.
“Mobile access to office email is one of the key services our customers tell us they need to help them manage busy work lives and schedules,” Optus Mobile managing director, Allan Lew, said.
A spokesperson for Optus said the new system gave consumers access to business email where they previously would have had to rely on a remote computer.
The service is based on technology from a US software company, Seven Networks.
“With MobileMail our customers no longer need to go back to their office to clear email — they can continually check it throughout the day as time allows,” Lew said.
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