I recently came to know about certain mobile email solutions providing free text message service access to email on an ordinary GPRS compatible mobile handset along with attachments which not only included text and document files but image files too. Moreover, you can use your existing mobile phone with a WAP 1.2 & above browser, to wirelessly access your e-mail box as well as register for a new email ID through your basic mobile phone. I personally feel "Email is like placing a letter in the mailbox. You can open it whenever you feel like whereas SMS is like tapping on the text message service shoulder and forcefully giving a message in the hand." The biggest drawback of the Text message is that it occupies a major part of your phone memory stuffing it with unwanted text messages, out of which, very few are text message services really important.
On the other hand, the best part about mobile email is that your phone text message service memory is absolutely free and unaffected from unnecessary storage of messages, as the emails along with the attachments do not get stored in your phone memory. You only get a mobile view of them. Your emails remain in your mailbox at the server. Whenever you want to access your email on your mobile phone you simply have to point text message service your mobile browser to the URL like, enter your email-ID & password and your mails are pulled from the mail server to your mobile phone. Above all, for accessing your emails on mobile, you are not dependent on your personal mobile phone You can easily access your text message service emails from any mobile phone that is capable of internet browsing. But SMS binds you to your handset.
If you lose your handset your entire information is lost but with mobile text message service email as nothing is stored on your handset your information is absolutely secured. Apparently, SMS seems to be cheaper and popular as all the mobile phones have this capability but with Tariffs of major service providers' going up has actually made it an expensive affair. But for accessing emails on mobile one need to pay the basic charges applicable for text message service browsing net on the phone and that provides you with a hoard of other facilities besides emails. I feel over the coming years emails on mobile will become increasingly popular with millions of business and individual users with access to wireless email in the world. The increasing availability of wireless email support would definitely take over SMS in the text message service near future.