Get Hotmail on your SMS - Absolutely free, No GPRS connection required
Its celebration time for all Hotmail users. Starting today, you can get Hotmail alerts on your SMS in three simple steps - no GPRS connection required and what's more it's absolutely free! With this fun and simple service, you can forget about going to the cyber café or logging on to your computer every time you want to check your mails. This service makes checking your mails as easy as checking your SMSs. So what are you waiting for, to get ahead and get going with the cool new Hotmail on your SMS, log on to Windows Live for mobile.
You can now receive, read and reply to emails on your SMS. The service also enables efficient viewing of emails by specifying the email address / domain from which you'd like to receive alerts on your SMS. Out of the 506 million mobile users in India, only 18 million have GPRS on their mobile phones. With email access available only to a meager 4% of the total mobile user base 'Hotmail alert on your SMS' breaks all technological barriers and helps you stay connected anytime, anywhere. All you need is a Hotmail / Live ID and a mobile phone.
"Today staying connected is very important. We have gone on to integrate two of the most widely used & needed technologies & tools that help people stay connected - email and SMS! We saw a large addressable audience who would require a service such as this to make email available to them while on the go. We wanted to ensure that it's simple, easily accessible and absolutely free! So now consumers are connected anytime anywhere and can actually carry their Hotmail in their pocket", said Prashant Thakur, Head Mobile Services & Search, Microsoft India Pvt. Ltd.
In the coming months, you can get the cool new Hotmail which inte
grates not only your Hotmail account but other email accounts and your social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn all in your SMS. The all new Hotmail helps you integrate, share and cut the clutter in your with features such as conversation view, one click sweep, powerful spam filters & Microsoft Smartscreen. The seamless integration of Bing search within Hotmail, the Active View to view photographs & slideshows without leaving your inbox, the new 10 GB attachment limit per message in Hotmail now makes it possible to bring your virtual world to you via SMS!
via Microsoft India Press Release
I have checked the service and it's free but now getting almost 5-6 SMS per hour :P
Hey Ankur thanks for the information just going to activate mine
ankur: "the new 10 GB attachment limit per message in Hotmail"
10 GB ?
i just checked, it´s still 10 MB.
how do you get 10 GB ?
^^ that's part of Hotmail in Windows Live Wave 4, hasn't rolled out to everyone.
Yup the 10 GB attachment size limit would be gradually rolled out,though it doesn't mean we could send much larger files,the single file limit would be 50 mb
For each SMS you send to Windows LiveMobile SMS services you will only be charged your standard messaging rates by your operator.
This offer is valid for three months.
If you click on a link in a Windows Live Hotmail SMS, you may be charged separately for accessing the Web on your mobile device.
They have now started rolling out the new hotmail. Read more about it here- The new Hotmail is rolling out now!
Originally Posted by hackerman1