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Brief Published: 19 Jul 2012

Gmail SMS


US search engine giant Google has released a new service for customers in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya that forwards emails to users’ mobile phones as a text message.

Gmail SMS is free and can be used by any phone – even if it cannot access the internet using technology such as Wi-Fi or a 3G cellular network. Users simply register their phone with Google’s email service, Gmail, before being able to receive, reply and compose new emails with simple text message commands.

Read Mobile Banking: Changing Fortunes and mHealth: Connecting the Developing World to learn how simple text messages are transforming healthcare and money transfers in countries such as Africa, India and Haiti.

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