My friend showed me something that made me go WTF! Is this free? And he gleemingly said, yes! E-mail on the go is something most of want. It is handy. The phone is in the hand and so when the mail comes on the phone it becomes ‘handy’. Sorry for the crappy joke.

Anyways, Mobile service providers in India have Push E-mail facilities for their customers, some give it for free, while others charge a bomb. Needless to say, the services which aren’t widely used give it for free and the ones that are famous and most commonly used charge for it. There is also a table that shows a certain hack that might work for you to get emails forwarded to your phone and get your own mobilenumber@cellularprovided.com email id.

My friend has the option of receiving mails only for free, he does not have pay anything at all and apparently the service was activated on his number without his knowledge, he accidentally came across it. Here is the list of Mobile Operators providing this service and how you an get it on your phone. MobileMe$$ for Push mail, well you can now say, “I’ll pass.”

BPL:

  • You will get an email id: mobilenumber@bplmobile.com
  • Charges: 199/- per month. Unlimited amount of transfers.
  • To activate this service:
    • For Postpaid: send A-Mail as an SMS to 50800
    • For Prepaid: send SUBMail as an SMS to 50505

IDEA Cellular:

  • Your email id will be: mobilenumber@ideacellular.net.
  • Charges: Free to receive, Rs. 3/- to send.
  • The site does not carry any info on how to activate it.

Airtel:

  • Call Airtel Customer Care to get the service activated. CC numbers.
  • Download phone client from here.
  • Login to your Airtel Easy Mail and integrate your mail.
  • Charges:
  • Plan 1

    Plan 2

    Monthly Rental Rs. 299/- Rs. 899/-
    Data Limits 30MB Unlimited
    Additional Charges 10p/10KB NA

Vodafone:

  • To activate SMS ACT VM to 111
  • Charges:
    • Prepaid:
      • Subscription charge: Rs 199 / month;
      • Usage charges: 10p / 10K.
    • Postpaid:
    Plan (Rs/Month) Free Data (per Month)
    299 30MB
    499 100MB
    699 500MB
    899 1GB

Reliance:

  • Handset should support J2ME and have a memory capacity of 32 KB.
  • Download Rate Card, click here.
  • CLient on phone required.

NOTE: Some of these services require you to install a client on your phone. Also, phones that support GPRS are usually the ones that support this service. none the less do check if your phone is supported.

You can try the following hack and see if you can also avail free emails forwarded as SMS to your phones, refer to this list (Courtesy: funsms.net)

State – India

Cellular Operator

Mobile No. Series

Mobile Email – SMS

(Please replace 012345 with your corresponding number)

Andhra Pradesh

Airtel

9849

919849012345@airtelap.com

Andhra Pradesh

Idea

9848

9848012345@ideacellular.net

Chennai

Airtel

9840

919840012345@airtelchennai.com

Chennai

RPG Cellular

9841

9841012345@rpgmail.net

Delhi

Airtel

9810

Not Working

Delhi

Hutch

9811

9811012345@delhi.hutch.co.in

Gujarat

Idea

9824

9824012345@ideacellular.net

Gujarat

Airtel

9898

Not Working

Gujarat

Celforce / Fascel

9825

9825012345@celforce.com

Goa

Airtel

9890

Not Working

Goa

BPL Mobile

9823

9823012345@bplmobile.com

Goa

Idea

9822

9822012345@ideacellular.net

Haryana

Airtel

9896

Not Working

Haryana

Escotel

9812

9812012345@escotelmobile.com

Himachal Pradesh

Airtel

9816

Not Working

Karnataka

Airtel

9845

Not Working

Kerala

Airtel

9895

Not Working

Kerala

Escotel

9847

9847012345@escotelmobile.com

Kerala

BPL Mobile

9846

9846012345@bplmobile.com

Kolkata

Airtel

9831

919831012345@airtelkol.com

Madhya Pradesh

Airtel

9893

Not Working

Maharashtra

Airtel

9890

Not Working

Maharashtra

BPL Mobile

9823

9823012345@bplmobile.com

Maharashtra

Idea

9822

9822012345@ideacellular.net

Mumbai

Airtel

9892

Not Working

Mumbai

BPL Mobile

9821

9821012345@bplmobile.com

Punjab

Airtel

9815

Not Working

Pondicherry

BPL Mobile

9843

9843012345@bplmobile.com

Tamil Nadu

Airtel

9894

919894012345@airteltn.com

Tamil Nadu

BPL Mobile

9843

9843012345@bplmobile.com

Tamil Nadu

Aircel

9842

9842012345@airsms.com

Uttar Pradesh

Escotel

9837

9837012345@escotelmobile.com

Uttar Pradesh

Airtel

Not Working

Karnataka

Airtel

phonenumber@airtelkk.com

Have fun :D