Kyivstar Provides SMS/MMS By E-Mail Service

smsThe Kyivstar mobile communication operator has provided an SMS/MMS by e-mail service from January, the company says in a press-release.

Thus, subscribers can receive text and a multimedia messages, audio files through e-mail. The subscribers will receive SMSs and MMSs both in Ukraine and being in roaming.

An SMS should be not longer than 765 symbols of Roman letters and 335 symbols of Cyrillic letters, while multimedia contents (MMS) can be up to 1 megabyte.

To connect to the service a subscriber should send a text message with any content to 7021. To send an SMS from computer one should write an address in a 380ХХХХХХХХX@sms.kyivstar.net format; for an MMS — 380ХХХХХХХХX@mms.kyivstar.net where 380ХХХХХХХХX is an addressee’s phone number. The service will be rendered free until February 28. However, the operator does not specify service tariffs as of March 1.

As Ukrainian News reported, Kyivstar generated a profit of NOK 5.1 billion with a net income being down by 34.6% or NOK 4.787 billion to NOK 9.047 billion in 2009 compared with 2008.

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