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# 11912 18-Feb-2007 11:23
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Hi GUYS,
I've just got a new sharp GX17 on prepay and I would love any advice regarding email. I want to set up a dedicated email address to access from my phone, Ideally with some kind of notification when new messages arrive.
Guess I have been spoiled living in Japan, where every new phone (including prepay) comes with your choice of email address which 'pushes' directly to your handset everytime a new message has been received, which costs next to nothing and kinda makes SMS obsolete.
So the way I understand it I could open a new Gmail and check it from the gmail WAP page and pay data charges every time, or get a vodafone address and pay 20c per text notification when new messages arrive. The gmail app wouldn't download to my phone ("not enough memory"). There must be a better/cleverer way but damned if I can work it out...
Any help greatly appreciated!
Oh yeah and the vodafone customer support said there was no way to see a summary of my monthly data use and charges!!! As far as I can see that's criminal...
Cheers
jamie

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# 61132 18-Feb-2007 11:57
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Vodafone offers their own webmail solution that can be used from Vodafone live! IIRC (if nothing changed in the last few years). However note that notification via SMS will cost you $0.20 each (yes, they charge for that, it's not on their interest to draw people to use Vodafone live! or their webmail, but the policy seems to be make money from anything and everything).

Other than this, if you use anything OUTSIDE Vodafone live! you will be in for a big bill, because being on prepay means you pay casual data rates.





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  # 61133 18-Feb-2007 12:11
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If you setup the pop client on the handset here are some tips

incoming server: pop.vodafone.net.nz
user name on client: Full Vodafone Email address  example@vodafone.net.nz (not mobile number)
PW for Email client: Make sure in Vodafone mail online you click on POP/IMAP password button
outgoing server smtp2.vodafone.net.nz

When using Email client on prepay 10 cents per 10kb of data

Also there is a SPAM folder this can only be checked online in vodafone mail under messages,

You can also setup your home PC to check Vodafone mail as well but use your ISP out going server and just the Vodafone incoming server

 
 
 
 




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  # 61139 18-Feb-2007 13:20
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Thank you guys,
This is what I'd expected. I was hoping there might be a forwarding service or some way of getting the phone to pick up new mail notification without paying for the vodafone texts, but that looks like it can't be done yet. If I put my gmail POP3 settings directly into the phone's email client, I'd have to manually check for new mails, correct? Any idea how much data this uses versus using the gmail mobile web site? Do any NZ phones/carriers support proper push mail straight to the phone, or is this the exclusive realm of expensive blackberry-like devices?
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  # 61148 18-Feb-2007 17:31
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Usage would depend on the size of the Emails

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  # 61151 18-Feb-2007 17:44
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jimbojones99: Do any NZ phones/carriers support proper push mail straight to the phone, or is this the exclusive realm of expensive blackberry-like devices?


This is more a phone feature than an operator thing. If you don't want a Blackberry, and have an Exchange Server running, try a Windows Mobile device. If you don't want Windows Mobile but have an Exchange Server, try a Symbian device running RoadSync as a client.





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