Glomobile introduces e-mail to phone messaging

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Subscribers to the second national operator, Globacom can now send and receive messages from and to any electronic mail address on their mobile phones.

This will ensure that Glo mobile subscribers can send messages across the world into e-mail boxes from their phones or from any e-mail box to their phones. A message from the company instructed subscribers who are interested in this service to text “help” to 3333. Subscribers are afterwards provided with details of how to hook up to the service.

When using the facility to send a message, a subscriber is required to go to the “write message” option on his phone and input the email address he wishes to send the message to. He then leaves a space and enters the message after which he sends to 3333.

The % sign is used in place of an underscore where required. A subscriber’s email address is written as [email protected]; where the multiple x sign stands for the subscriber’s mobile number.

“You receive an alert when there is a new email. To read, text RM, leave a space, enter mail number’ the message from Glomobile reads. “To check mail, text CM to 3333. Mail automatically deletes 48 hours after receipts.

It would be recalled that as the only GPRS network in Nigeria, the Globacom network is supported by 2.5G technology, and because of its superiority to the 2G technology being used by other operators, Globalcom’s network also supports multimedia messaging service with colour pictures and sound.

Business development manager at Glomobile, Ibukun Oyelohunnu, said with the picture messaging service, subscribers can attach pictures and sounds to text messages. You can send audio clips or your voice along with pictures to another phone, and this facility is currently running free in Lagos and Abuja,” he said.

Since its commercial launch in August last year, Glomobile has sought to introduce several value added services and sales promotions to make up for its present interconnectivity state with other operators.

The company has also resorted to expanding its network while it works things out with the giant operators. It has since contracted Siemens and Alcatel, world-renowned equipment vendors to commence work on its network, especially its fixed wireless.

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Oluniyi D. Ajao
Oluniyi D. Ajao is an Internet Entrepreneur and Tech Enthusiast based in South Africa. Follow him on twitter @niyyie for more tech updates.


  1. well so far so good but as regards world standards, even the 2.5G is already outphased i think we start our journey to 3 and 3.5G before we are left behind

  2. I want you to help me activate the gprs on this two phones using glo numbers Nokia 3300a with glo mobile number 08077335422 and Sony ericsson Z600 with glo mobile number 08051311510 i will appreciate your kindness by helping me to activate my gprs.

  3. I commend Globacom, but I must say that it’s very unfortunate that I can’t use GPRS on my phone. I even find it very difficult to use my phonein Mbaise. Yet they say they have a mast there.
    Well, fix it glo!

  4. I’m writting from iworoad in ibadan. This my no08055063442. Glo as been the fasters network in technology b4 but now they are the list. They suppose to have move there gprs to 3g instead of 2.5 they are. I download opera mini file to my phone it only work with mtn only and am using glo as permanent line. Pls change to 3g glo i love ur network thax

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