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DiGi Gmail SMS

DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) today announced its partnership with Google to offer Gmail SMS, a service that allows non-smartphone users to use Gmail services.

Google’s Gmail SMS is a service that allows Gmail users to send text messages to their friends on mobile phone. Replies and responses to the text message will appear as a reply in Chat.

For selected DiGi customers, the service requires no subscription; chat messages sent via SMS from their mobile phones are billed at RM0.10 per SMS. Unfortunately the service is not available for DiGi port-in customers(012,019,017,018,013).

Only these DiGi pre-fix mobile numbers are supported- 016, 014-3,014-6,014-9, 010-2,010-36 to 010-39,010-46,010-56,010-66,010-76,010-82,010-88,010-90 to 010-98.

This strategic partnership announcement is made on the back of a global agreement between Google and Telenor announced recently. Its intention is to roll out a global Android Market initiative in stages to stimulate further growth of the Android ecosystem in all 11 international markets of Telenor, including Malaysia.

More details visit the DiGi Gmail SMS page.

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