Designed to bring email management to the third-screen, fastmobile, Inc., the mobile industry’s leading provider of integrated communications platforms and applications, has secured an agreement with MetroPCS, an innovative regional wireless service provider, to provide the technology platform for a first-of-its-kind integrated email product.
fastmobile developed a customized push email product for MetroPCS, enabling MetroPCS subscribers to receive, reply to and send email — with real-time delivery — from the convenience of their handset.
fastmobile’s product enables MetroPCS customers to automatically check for emails and receive notifications when a new message arrives. Along with the ability to read and compose messages, users can delete, save and sort messages. Users of premium services, including AOL and AIM mail, will simplify their user experience through synchronization of email status.
“This innovative and integrated email product, developed by fastmobile, lets consumers access and manage email within one simple and familiar user interface — without browsing the web,” said John Hoffman, CEO, fastmobile.
The fastmobile product, which MetroPCS has branded mail@metro, is available in all MetroPCS markets on the MOTORAZR, MOTOKRZR and MOTOSLVR, as well as the Kyocera Strobe handsets.
“fastmobile was selected because of their willingness to partner and collaborate with MetroPCS to deliver an optimal and customized product for our customer,” said Roger Linquist, President and CEO of MetroPCS. “fastmobile’s technology, as well as their commitment to the customer, was a real differentiator in the selection process.”
fastmobile activates mobile communities via integrated communications services, enabling users to communicate and share information. fastmobile offers mobile operators a suite of innovative services, such as integrated voice, messaging, and content applications. Within a single user interface users can communicate, as well as share and consume information, mobilizing social networking and key desktop applications.
fastmobile services leverages and integrates existing mobile communities, enabling instant connection — whether voice, IM (private & 3rd party) SMS, multi-media messaging, social networks, and email. Operators can partner with fastmobile to innovate proprietary applications, as well as provide a branded environment, thereby integrating services and address books.
fastmobile works with mobile operators, OEMs and portals across the world including Yahoo!, British Telecom, T-Systems, and Globe.
About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. is a provider of unlimited wireless communication service for a flat rate with no signed contract. MetroPCS owns or has access to licenses covering a population of approximately 140 million people in 14 of the top 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Currently, MetroPCS has over 3 million subscribers and service in Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, Tampa, Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, and Sacramento. MetroPCS is among the first wireless operators to deploy an all-digital network based on third-generation infrastructure and handsets. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.