E-mail Anytime, Anywhere?
Sprint announced it is scheduled to launch a new service next month and it may be just what business people who aren’t chained to their desk have been waiting for. Right now most mobile workers have to find a regular phone line to plug into for the remote access needed to check e-mail or access personal files found in their company’s internal network. With Sprint’s new service, finding a phone line will be a thing of the past.
Though a new Wireless Web service, Sprint will now be bringing corporate e-mail access to your mobile phone allowing you not only to surf the Internet, but also keep up with e-mail as if you were working at your desktop in the office.
Sprint also introduced their new wireless modem. The new modem can be programmed with a Sprint PCS phone number and installed in a laptop making use of the mobile phone unnecessary.
Worried about the speed of your connection? Never fear, Sprint is assuring that customers will be impressed with the speed of the connection, which the company says is similar to a standard dial-up phone line. This goes for using either the mobile phone connection or a wireless modem.
Just keep one thing in mind. Sprint still charges by the minute for this service so be sure to keep an eye on the time you spend surfing or you may find it easier to just check your e-mail when you return to the office.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.