Visa Mobile Office is designed to offer Visafone Subscribers access to and management of Personal Information – email, calendar and contacts from their mobile device (Motorola Q) using CDMA 1x/EVDO as the service bearer. Using Push technology subscribers will have real-time access and synchronization capability from mobile phones to their enterprise email, calendar and contacts. Subscribers will also have pull access to POP3 mails and other web-based email services like Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, etc.
Interested subscribers will need to purchase a Motorola Q9 for use with this. Visafone quotes the Q9 as being available for N59,999 only. Here is a quick specification sheet of the Motorola Q9:
- Push and Pull Email
- CDMA 800, 1900 Mhz, 1X and EVDO
- Windows Mobile Standard 6.0
- 2.4 inch (320 x 240 pixels) QVGA 65,536 color display
- Opera Browser
- 1.3 megapixel camera
- MMS, SMS
- Streaming audio and video
- Supports MP3,WMA, MPEG4
- USB, Bluetooth Connectivity
- miniSD slot
- Li – Ion, 1170 mAh Battery
Visa Mobile Office attracts a monthly access charge of N4, 000, and this includes unlimited data access on the Visa 1x 24/7 plan for both email and web browsing. Visa 1x 24/7 plan allows you to browse the Internet anytime anywhere within the Visafone coverage area at speeds of up to 153kbps on a shared basis.
The 1x plan does not give access to the faster EVDO platform though the Motorola Q9 is EVDO-enabled. Still, at N4,000 monthly for unlimited access, it is a good deal, especially considering that you can use the phone as a modem for internet access on a computer.
It looks to us that this about the best deal for mobile road warriors on any of the available CDMA networks.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.