July 9, 2012 ·4 Comments
Telesom has finally has launched the long-awaited Gmail-SMS Chat service this after partnering with American multinational Internet and software corporation Google to deliver the technology, said Mr Mustafe Adam head of Telesom’s public relations department during the 2nd Hargeisa Trade fair.
Telesom clients will now be able to keep in touch with family and friends when they are on the go with the introduction of Gmail-SMS Chat feature.
During a press conference held in 2nd Hargeisa Trade Fair on Monday, the Head of PR and Media Mr.Mustafa Adan Muse accompanied by Mr. Adnaan Dahir Muhumed who Heads the Corporate Affairs department, said the new service allows Telesom subscribers to send and receive emails directly to Gmail accounts.
He said mobile phone subscribers will have full access to their mailbox on the mobile
Mustafe said the new service will also enables our customers to convert emails into mobile text messages which would allow Telesom users who do not have access to the Internet access to communicate more efficiently.
Under the partnership, Gmail users worldwide will be able to send email messages to Telesom mobile numbers that can then delivered to the Telesom subscriber via text message, Mustafe Adam. Phone users can then respond via text message as well, he added.
Most of our subscribers were been forced to constantly search for cyber-cafés in order to read their mail, as it is not always possible to access internet through their phones,” he said. “With this service, users will now be able to quickly access and reply to messages because they can carry their phones everywhere.”
Telesom partnered with Google in April 2011 to provide the new service, in order to allow Google users to communicate with Telesom subscribers through free text messages.
Mr. Divan Lan was last year given a tour of Telesom’s headquarter and facilities by company executives as they enlighten him on the company’s history and services. During the tour Divan Lan noticed that Telesom’s equipment and operation far exceeded what he was expecting. Divan Lan’s visit will make Google the first major information technology company to visits Somaliland in a bid to be part of Somaliland’s booming information technology market. With the expected arrival of the fiber optic cable connection to Somaliland the country’s limited internet infrastructure is expected to attract foreign firms and now that Google has taken the lead by partnering with Telesom Somaliland’s information technology sector is sure to develop.
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