I’ve been looking for this kind of service (you can find my post about this here). Then, I discover that Globe is offering Email-to-Go. After you register your email account to Globe’s Email-to-Go, you will receive a text / SMS alert if you have a new email.
Email-on-the-Go (EGO) allows a subscriber to get their emails “pushed” to their mobile device in real-time:
ON PUSH allows you to get full email.
To activate, text ON PUSH to 2246. Ex: ON PUSH P2.50/text.
ON ALERT allows you to get a summery of the email, which contain the name and email address of the sender, timestamp, email ID and subject only.
To activate, text ON ALERT to 2246. Ex: ON ALERT P2.50/text.
STOP ALL allows you to opt-out, text STOP PUSHMAIL to 2246.
TAG allows you to link an email account to your EGO account.
To activate, text TAG to 2246 for FREE. Ex: TAG email@example.com password.
UNTAG allows you to remove an email account from your EGO account.
To activate, text UNTAG to 2246. Ex: UNTAG firstname.lastname@example.org. P2.50/text.
READ allows you to retrieve an email from your tagged accounts.
To activate, text READ to 2246. Ex: READ 12345. P2.50/text.
SEND to send an email to another person from your mobile phone.
To activate, text SEND to 2246. Ex: SEND email@example.com Hello there! I am back. P2.50/text.
REPLY / REPLYALL allow you to reply to the sender of the email, or everyone in the mail loop.
To activate, text REPLY / REPLYALL to 2246. Ex: REPLY 12345 Hello there! I am back. P2.50/text.
FORWARD allows you to forward the message to another recipient.
To activate, text FORWARD to 2246. Ex: FORWARD 1234 firstname.lastname@example.org Got this from JYak. P2.50/text.
ADD allows you to put in an entry to your contact list.
To activate, text ADD to 2246. Ex: ADD Mano email@example.com. P2.50/text.
REMOVE allows you to take out an entry from your contact list.
To activate, text REMOVE or to 2246. Ex: REMOVE George. P2.50/text.
LIST allows you to list the entries of your contact List.
To activate, text LIST 2246. Ex: LIST. P2.50/text.
FIND allows you to search your contact list based on a query string.
To activate, text FIND to 2246. Ex: FIND Mano. P2.50/text.
BLOCK allows you to add an email address or domain you your blacklist. You will not receive any email from it.
To activate, text BLOCK to 2246. Ex: BLOCK firstname.lastname@example.org. P2.50/text.
UNBLOCK allows you to remove an email address or domain from your blacklist.
To activate, text UNBLOCK to 2246. Ex: UNLOCK email@example.com. P2.50/text.
TRUST allows you to whitelist email addresses or domain names so you receive email alerts.
To whitelist, text TRUST to 2246. Ex: TRUST firstname.lastname@example.org. P2.50/txt
DENY allows you to remove an email address or domain from your whitelist.
To delist, text DENY to 2246. Ex: DENY email@example.com. P2.50/txt.
This service is provided by a a 3rd-party service provider, UnoMobi — which is based in Toronto and San Francisco.
Following are screenshots of the Email-to-Go texts I received from my mobile phone. Proof that it works!
I was also able to reply to an email via text / SMS.
The basic rates are P1.00 for the text alerts, and P2.50 for the rest. I feel the rate is a little bit high, especially if you’ll be receiving bulks of email It will be nice to have a one-time flat fee. But then if your email is very important like business deals — price is fair enough.