Friday, April 4, 2008

Soda-Pop Mail

Sadly, I can no longer check my email from my cell phone. For the past two years I have had an application on my phone called Soda-Pop Mail. Essentially, Soda-Pop Mail retrieves email from one's email provider. That provider can be a web based email service, such as Yahoo or Hotmail, or it can be the email account one has through one's provider. What makes Soda-Pop Mail even handier is that it leaves the email on the server, so that you can still download it to your computer.

Unfortunately, it was about two weeks ago that Soda-Pop Mail simply disappeared from my phone. I have checked the list of applications that U.S. Cellular provides and I don't see it on the list. I am thinking then that they may have dropped it. That is sad, as I think there is a greater need for Soda-Pop Mail than many of the applications they do still offer. I mean, what individual other than a teenage girl is going to use Chick Talk, an application for sharing advice on such things as dating, family, et. al. And I can't think of anyone but the truly desperate or truly hypersexual who would use something like Flirt Pix. It is essentially an application for single people to share their "hottest lifestyle pictures." It amazes me that these applications are still available, and yet Soda-Pop Mail is not.

Anyhow, I truly enjoyed Soda-Pop Mail while I had it. And if you are on a cellular phone company that offers it, I fully recommend that you subscribe to Soda-Pop Mail. It is a worthwhile application that comes in use when you are away from your computer.


gary said...

if you have your email through gmail, yahoo, hotmail or aol you can still read your email on your U.S. Cellular phone through the EasyEdge to Go application, which is free.

Terence Towles Canote said...

Sadly, my primary email is through my ISP, so EasyEdge to Go really wouldn't do me too much good. )-: Thanks for the advice though!

Anonymous said...

Damn, where'd ya get this 3 column template with the big ass middle from?

Terence Towles Canote said...

Wil, the template is essentially the "Faintly Victorian" template from Eris Free Design (I don't even know if they're still around) tweaked to look more like Blogger's Minima Black and further modified with my own sketchy knowledge of CSS. You might google Eris Free Design to see if they're still about--one can generate a three column template there with relative ease.