Another Computerless Email Service



I was looking through Walt Mossberg’s Mailbox and read about yet another computerless email service.  It’s Mailbug from Landel. The service uses their Mailbug device (shown at right) which costs $125 to purchase (or give as a gift), and there is an additional $9.95 monthly fee.

You can send and received messages with this device, but attachments and photos cannot be viewed with it, though they can be accessed if you have a home computer with web access.

  • Sends email automatically. No need to log on, just type a message and walk away.
  • Retrieves email without logging on, and alerts you with a red LED.
  • It’s an email device, not a PC so it can’t get a virus, can’t be hacked, can’t crash.
  • Sends messages to fax machines, so you can send a fax or print without a computer.
  • Provides access to news, weather, sports and more.
  • Converts PDF attachments to viewable text without graphics.
  • Comes with everything ready to plug in and go in five minutes.
  • Connects to any standard phone line, and doesn’t interrupt your calls.
  • Comes with its own email address, no Internet Service required.
  • Free, friendly customer support by phone or email.
  • Standard full-size keyboard.
  • Email address book holds up to 100 names, addresses, and phone numbers. It even dials for you.

For more information on this service:

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  1. Rtaylor says:

    I like this option least of all. Presto seems the best. I think my mother and nana will be able to use it.

  2. Presto and MyCelery strike me as the best. Presto is good if the person who owns it just wants to receive email, but doesn’t want to send any.

    MyCelery is good if you want the option to send email from time to time but prefer to write messages by hand.

    Thanks for your comments, Rianna. I’m happy to see you enjoy reading Skylarking.

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