Orange unveils mobile email service for SMEs

Orange has launched a new mobile email product aimed at reducing complexity and cost for small businesses.

The new Orange Mail Internet Service (OMIS) will be offered to existing business customers with a free, three-month trial, while new companies signing up to the network will be tempted with a one month fee-free offer.

Once the grace period has expired, customers will be charged based on a two-tier pricing structure, with a 4 a month fee for 6MB of data and 8 for up to 15MB of data a month, enabling them to have email messages delivered directly to their mobiles.

OMIS removes the need for smaller players to invest in high specification handsets or IT resources, according to Orange, whose new product will support up to 40 devices by the end of next year. It is compatible with Orange broadband and email accounts, GoogleMail, BTYahoo, Yahoo and all POP3 and IMAP4 email accounts.

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.