We imagine that the lion's share of people that need Exchange email access are getting it on a BlackBerry or some other manner of smartphone, but Verizon's covering all its bases here today with the release of Mobile Email 4.0, a dumbphone-compatible release that lets even some of the cheapest handsets in Big Red's lineup (the Octane, Cosmos Touch, and Zeal are specifically called out) in on the corporate action. Besides Exchange support, the release includes a "true push experience," an all-new UI, and Outlook calendar synchronization -- the perfect companion to Exchange email compatibility. It's available now for free if you're on a data plan of at least $15 a month, or for $5 a month with a pay-as-you-go data option. Follow the break for the press release.

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WHAT'S NEW WITH MOBILE EMAIL 4.0: EVERYTHING!

New Service Gives Customers a Robust E-mail Experience Staying Connected On the Go for Personal and Business Communication

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – For those who desire access to both corporate and personal e-mail on one device, Verizon Wireless today announced the launch of Mobile Email 4.0, an enhancement to the current Mobile Email solution – providing customers an improved method of accessing e-mail on a wide range of Feature Phones.
Available on a wide array of devices, including the LG Octane™, LG Cosmos™ Touch and Samsung Zeal™, Mobile Email 4.0 provides customers with a better user experience and more value for their money on their data plans. Enhancements to the current Mobile Email solution include:

· Advantage of True Push Experience: E-mails are automatically pushed to customers' devices, meaning customers stay on top of all their e-mails without needing to refresh.

· Microsoft® Exchange Email: Integration with personal and corporate e-mail on a single device, including aggregated personal and work contacts. Customers have all of their contacts in one place to stay connected to everyone.

· New User Interface: Provides customers with a fully redesigned interface, including a sleek new look and easy navigation. Users will also be able to upload attachments from their My Pix folder or memory card, allowing them to share moments with family and friends wherever they are.

· Outlook® Calendar Sync: Customers can balance their personal and business schedule since they can keep track of all appointments in a single device.


Customers who have not downloaded the upgrade will receive an embedded SMS message that will trigger the download automatically. The Mobile Email application is available for a monthly fee of $5 with a Pay as You Go data option or included with a $15 or higher data package. To learn more about Mobile Email 4.0, including a list of compatible devices, go to www.verizonwireless.com/mobileemail. For more information on other Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store or call 1-800-2 JOIN IN.

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Verizon outs Mobile Email 4.0: true push and Exchange support for dumbphones