T-Mobile has joined the push email Bandwagon by recently announcing it is to offer Push email to its’ Windows Mobile customers.
The service is compatible with Microsoft Windows 5.0 devices, which include the MDA Pro, MDA Vario, and MDA Compact handsets carried by T-Mobile.
The system works by ‘pushing’ email to the user’s portable device from their businesses Exchange Server, then notifying them that there’s a message in their pocket. There will be no charge’ for the new service for business users already on the web’n’walk professional tariff.
This adds extra value to the T-Mobile package, which costs £17 a month, or £8.50 when added to Flext, Relax, or Business 1-Plan contracts.
The Push Email service comes with security measures for businesses, including centrally controlled password protection, local data wipe, and a remote data wipe feature to clear devices of company-sensitive data; a useful service against assorted undesirables.
For security and convenience the wipe feature lets owners decide how many incorrect logon attempts can be tried before the phone locks.
Using GPRS, 3G and Wi-Fi, T-Mobile’s push email service also offers integration with Microsoft Outlook, allowing the consumer to synchronise tasks and search for contacts on the move.