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3 Brings Push Email To All Customers

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3 Brings Push Email To All Customers

While many now take email on their phones for granted 3 has spotted significant room from improvement...

Consequently this week it will begin offering a new push email service for all 3 customers. In the words of the progressive company: "And we're not talking business people in suits with BlackBerry's accessing work emails. We mean almost any email account that you happen to have on almost any handset that you happen to have."

A full provider list wasn't published but everything from "Outlook to your Hotmail" will be available on the service with new emails delivered immediately - with attachments - to your handset and none of it will come out of your data allowance.

'How can this be?' I hear you ask. It's simple: the service costs just £2.50 per month and includes all personal email pushed to your phone plus 10MB of web browsing. Alternatively, a £5pm package offers this plus 1GB of data. Yep: Score!

So if you're already showing some love to the 3 network, or perhaps this has tipped your allegiances then check out the free two week trial currently on offer. What have you got to lose...?


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Brian ONeill

September 11, 2008, 6:23 pm

Anyone know if an iphone 1st gen will work on the 3 network? I heard they default to orange for non 3g coverage. If this is the case would the email offer be conditional on using a 3g handset in a 3g area?


September 11, 2008, 6:26 pm

@Brian - I very much doubt it.


September 12, 2008, 12:50 am

iphone 1st gen does NOT support 3 sim card. It'll display warnings such as 'no sim inserted' or 'sim not supported' on ur phone. Rather disappointing, isn't it?


September 14, 2008, 12:47 am

this is pure and simple product placement.what is newsworthy about push mail you have to subscribe to?.ok the site has become almost unviewable due to splash adverts but now they are considered as reviews


The Pope

September 14, 2008, 2:28 am

@betelgeus - how is this product placement??

"What is newsworthy about push mail you have to subscribe to?" I'm gonna go with what it says in the story - the fact that it doesn't come out of your regular data allowance because you're paying just &#1632.50 a month for email access. And I don't need to use a poxy Blackberry to do it either.

I really don't understand the second half of your comment either


September 14, 2008, 4:11 am

it costs about 1 pence to push all your email.push should be free.


September 15, 2008, 3:18 pm

I do like 3, I really feel at times that they are actually trying to push forward and improve the mobile market with thinks like their "3 like home" office where you can use your inclusive minites and texts to call/text back to the UK so you dont get ripped off with overseas charges (although this is unfortunatly only in countries that have a 3 network, hopefully theyll spread a bit more in the future) and the unlimited data packages, USB mobile broadband data packages and tariffs (cheaper than getting a BT line!!). So this is good news, will give it a go with my hotmail account

Just to note, I may have missed it in the article but it didnt seem that clear to me that if you already have the unlimited data package from 3 (and for &#1635 who wouldnt! :-p) then you can use this service for free...

Now, if they could only bring back inclusive MMS then thatd be great, not sure why that got cut...

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