Meteor has new mail

7 Feb 2007

Meteor has beefed up its business offering with the addition of email services for customers.

The operator is promoting its Meteor Mobile Email package with a promotion based around Nokia’s E61 handset but a spokesperson confirmed that the service will work with other devices including ones based on the Symbian Series 60, Symbian UIQ, Windows Pocket PC or Smartphone and Palm operating systems.

Meteor Mobile Email is available in two flavours: a 10MB Small Business Edition starting at €20 per month, as well as a larger capacity 15MB Enterprise option aimed at larger business which has a monthly fee of €30.

It lets the user send and receive unlimited messages, as well as downloading and editing attachments such as spreadsheets, presentations and word documents.

The service is compatible with Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and webmail systems such as Gmail or Yahoo! which use POP3 and IMAP protocols. It can also support up to five email accounts on a single handset, so that users can get access to their work email accounts and personal webmail, with each getting its own inbox.

Meteor is the third-placed mobile operator with 750,000 customers and a market share of more than 16pc. The company claimed that the Mobile Email service offers more megabytes per euro than rival operators. Sales director Conor Carmody said: “We are committed to driving down mobile costs for all our customers while bringing real competition to the market.”

When contacted by, O2 Ireland countered by saying that it has a wide range of mobile office services. Billy Darcy, head of business sales and services with O2 Ireland, pointed out that the company had been first to market with the BlackBerry mobile email device five years ago.

“We currently have our widest ever range of options which includes 100MB for a monthly fee of €20, making us one of the best-value offerings on the market. Our BlackBerry solutions offer a flat fee for unlimited usage. For SMEs in particular, we also offer BlackBerry internet services on a range of BlackBerry, selected Nokia devices and our XDA range,” he added.

By Gordon Smith