Spice launches Spice Mail service in Punjab
SPICE TELECOM, first to set foot in Punjab, today launched Spice Mail service, a breakthrough service that offers the convenience of email on mobile phones. Now subscribers can send and receive emails using their regular mobile phone. Irina Brar, India’s top ranked lady professional golfer, launched the Spice Mail service, amidst a select gathering here today. Commenting on the occasion, Irena said: “‘Spice Mail is an extremely innovative and useful service. It will help people like me, who travel quite a lot, to get email instantly on the mobile, anytime and anywhere.” Mukul Khanna, VP – marketing, Spice Telecom, said “Spice believes in launching cutting edge mobile applications and Spice Mail service is another such service for our customers. Spice Mail enables Spice customers to take full control over their email, whether in the office or on the move and this mail service is fast, secure, simple and cost-efficient, as it is not handset dependent, and works on most GPRS enabled handsets.” He said Ericsson, one of the leading telecom solution providers, had been roped in by Spice Telecom to provide the back end of Spice Mail solution. Ericsson, has the telecom industry’s most comprehensive offering for managed services, ranging from designing, building, operating and managing day-to-day operations of a customer’s network, to hosting service applications and enablers.However, it is learnt, that this service will be provided by Ericsson on a revenue sharing basis with Spice. Mr Khanna said a sizable number of subscribers having the GPRS phones would opt for this service and Spice mail would work on push technology that ensures instant delivery of emails to the phone. Moreover, he said, Spice mail would ensure that the data on mobile devices is end-to-end protected with highly secure 128-bit AES encryption. However,this value added service will cost the subscriber a mimimum of Rs 199 per month with 10 MB data usage free and for unlimited usage Rs 599 per month. He said the company hopes to rope in a large section of the corporates in the region as they would turn out to be a money spinner for the organisation should they opt for this facility