How to get your emails as text messages
There is a new service called TeleFlip that sends your emails to your cell phone via text messages. It’s a free service that enables you to be connected without having to shell out extra money on internet browsing on your cell phone.
What I did to have my personal email sent to my phone was have that forwarded to a gmail account I set up (so I don’t give my personal email password away and so I can retain a copy in my regular email program for when I’m online). You set up gmail’s pop access and allow for emails from certain people to be forwarded to your cell phone. It will even work with a pay as you go phone. The only charges you incur are regular text messaging charges, which varies by provider (or free like me if you have an unlimited plan because you can’t keep your fingers to yourself). The only charges you incur are regular text messaging charges, which varies by provider (or free like me if you have an unlimited plan because you can’t keep your fingers to yourself).
So far I’ve been using this service for a few days and have emails sent from my closest friends forwarded as well as anything important for work. Everything has been smooth and no spam has gotten through. I’m very impressed with the quickness of the forwarding (almost immediately). I do, wish, however, that there was an option to forward all emails, not just from certain people because for certain accounts, I want everything, not just from certain addresses. It is still in beta, however, so maybe this will be an upcoming feature.