Gmail SMS now in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya


Image: By BiztechAfrica
Gmail SMS now in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya

Google’s Gmail SMS tool is making Gmail access possible even to the most basic handsets.

Google’s Gmail SMS, now available in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya,  allows users to send and receive emails as SMS messages using any mobile phone, regardless of whether or not the phone has an internet connection. Gmail SMS works on even the most basic ones, which only support voice and SMS. 

Gmail SMS automatically forwards emails as SMS text messages to a user’s phone. The user can then respond by replying directly to the SMS.

Users can also compose mails and control the emails received by replying with commands such as MORE, PAUSE and RESUME.

Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus


TXTGhana restructures business portfolio

Ato Afful TXTGhana has announced the reorganisation of its operations under the TXTGroup umbrella so as to better reflect and direct its international business segments.   Read More

SIKA Mobile Money Transfer app soon in Ghana

Ghanaians will soon enjoy a low cost local and global money transfer service, directly from their mobile phones. Read More

Airtel Africa platform to support music artists across Africa

Airtel Africa has partnered with customer engagement software provider IMImobile to launch the new Airtel Artist Management System. Read More

Tigo expands digital customer care channels with AskTigo Skype Care

Tigo Ghana has rolled out yet another digital channel of communication for its customers, called AskTigo Skype Care. Read More

New KCC partners with Safaricom to streamline transactions

Leading dairy processor New KCC has partnered with Safaricom to roll out a Kshs. 55.7 million cashless solution, to enhance business efficiency and address risks associated with cash handling.  Read More

Safaricom Spark Fund invests in Sendy

Delivery service Sendy has become the first start-up to benefit from the venture fund, which was launched by Safaricom in November last year.  Read More

Motswana in contention for Orange African Social Venture Prize 2015

Botswana’s Thabiso Mashaba’s ‘These Hands Social Enterprise’ Project has been shortlisted in the top 11 of  Orange African Social Venture Prize 2015 projects.  Read More

Tigo Rwanda launches end of year Mega Cash promo

Tigo Rwanda has announced the launch of its Mega Cash SMS-based promotion Tigo Bonane set to make one millionaire every day.  Read More

Co-op Bank partners with SimbaPay for Diaspora remittances

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya has partnered with SimbaPay, a digital money transfer provider, to offer international money transfer services to the bank’s customers in the Diaspora. Read More

Chase Bank, Safaricom launch mobile solution for business

Chase Bank Kenya has partnered with Safaricom to launch a service that will boost the efficiency of businesses, by aggregating all their banking services and making them accessible through a mobile phone. Read More


Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4AfrikaNetworks Unlimited


eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile eCommerce in Africa urged to take advantage of mobile

The Executive Chairman of Alltel has urged operators of eCommerce in Ghana and Africa as a whole to take advantage of the current trend for Africans to trade online via their mobile handsets. 


Nigeria needs $25b investment in broadband, says WoodNigeria needs $25b investment in broadband, says Wood

Telecoms executive Adrian Wood speaks to Kokumo Goodie about investment potential in Nigeria.