New Delhi, December 28, 2016: Government telecom provider, BSNL has tied up with DataMail to provide free local language email ids to its customers in Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi. The mails will have the domain extension of @DataOne.Bharat.
The Made in India ‘DATAMAIL’ App also allows creating email ids in English, Arabic, Russian and Chinese. Touted as the "World’s first free linguistic email address service" DataMail is accessible through all popular browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, Netscape, Safari, Flox etc.
Eventually the email service will be offered in 22 Indian languages.
Beyond, BSNL, DataMail services are free for everyone through the simple Mobile app download on IOS and Android phone and anyone can go on their play store and download DATAMAIL and gets their first email address in their preferred language i.e Internationalised Email Address.
Says Ajay Data, Founder and CEO Data XGen Technologies: “Digital India without touching non-English speaking population which counts 89% of total population in India, has no meaning and Government and Private sectors should work together to avail the user-friendly digital technology to the Semi-Urban and Rural India for fulfilling PM’s vision of Digital India.”
DataMail estimates that more than 100 million people in India do not use smart phones but access internet through Cyber Café or public internet. The need to have access of linguistic email address through Web is must to enable everyone and bring them online and empower them to use the power of Internet with full potential.
The most spoken languages in India in 2016, are approximately Hindi (544.39m), Bengali (107.60m), Telugu (95.40m), Marathi (92.74m), Tamil (78.41m), Urdu (66.47m), Gujarati (59.44m), Kannada (48.96m), Punjabi (37.55m), Assamese (16.98m). The total of population using these key languages comes about 1147.95m that is a larger share (About 89%) of current population in India.