Nokia Messaging service - free in India

Ads in the newspapers over the weekend have announced that Nokia's Push Email (messaging) service will be free of charge on E-Series phones (E 71, E 72 and E 63) for the entire lifetime of the phone. It is not clear whether this service will be free of charge on other Nokia handsets or only the Enterprise phones.

Nokia Messaging service was launched last year and offered a viable option to RIM Blackberry's push mail services. The service has been free of cost till launch but it was generally expected that Nokia would charge for it by early 2010.

Blackberry users in India subscribe to data plans ranging from Rs. 300 to Rs 900  to utilise the push mail client and internet on the go. Last month, I had blogged about Airtels 2 GB GPRS plan for Rs. 99, which I have activated on my Nokia E63. Effectively, I get email on the go for Rs. 100 a month.

Having used the Nokia Messaging service for nearly 6 months now, I can testify that it is reliable and trouble-free. I am of course happy that Nokia has decided to make it free. With the cost of E63 now dropping below  Rs. 10,000, push email will now be accessible to the masses and not just the corporate/ enterprise user.


  1. Does this mean that rs.100 shell out to airtel for emails is no longer necessary?

  2. Sorry, I did not make it clear in my post. You still have to pay data transfer charges to your operator but there is no fixed package that you need to subscribe to for email. Airtel has a very good scheme of Rs. 99 for 2 gb p.m which meets my email needs.

  3. could i request you to write a comparative analysis of the pan india mobile telecom players ?these are airtel, vodafone, reliance cdma and bsnl. newer entrants like Uninor, Videocon and MTS are making a splash in the media boasting of higher speeds for data throughput and networks free of congestion. vodafone is generally believed to have a smaller network than airtel which boasts of the widest network. reliance CDMA is the best for voice clarity. reliance gsm does not have the network breadth yet..your comments,please !

  4. Hi, thanks for commenting on my blog. I will be happy to do a comparative analysis, but it will take me some time to gather the data on Pan India operators as I am more familiar with Mumbai operators based on my own experience. But I will surely do the pan India comparison.
    Do keep reading and giving your valuable feedback and suggestions!


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