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Gmob Aims To Revolutionize Email Addresses

Gmob Aims To Revolutionize Email Addresses

by Brad MerrillMay 28, 2011

It’s not easy to come up with an email address that is simple, professional, easy to remember, and of course available.  For that reason, Salt Lake City entrepreneur Joel Carson is about to bring a much-needed change into the world of email.

Carson’s startup Gmob, set to launch June 1, is a service that will allow you to use your phone number as your email address, with your existing provider (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.). “It can be very difficult to come up with a unique email address that’s simple, professional, easy to understand, and easy for people to remember,” Carson said in a press release. “Up until now, there has been no email service that allows you to use sequential numbers as an address. I really believe this will change the way we create and share email addresses.”

Email is one of the biggest methods of mainstream contact right now. Gmob makes it easier than ever to share your email address because if someone knows your mobile phone number, they know your Gmob address too. “A mobile phone number is something most, if not all of your contacts already have,” said Carson. “Typically people are already on the phone when sharing their email address. When telling someone your address you can simply say, ‘It’s my phone number at Gmob.’”

We’ve been waiting for a service like this for a long time, and I think it’s definitely here to stay. Gmob has a strong following of early adopters on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’d like to try Gmob, text the word “gmob” (without quotes) to 32323.

While the service itself looks awesome, I’m still on the fence about their promo video. It’s a little…violent.

About The Author
Brad Merrill
Brad Merrill is the founder and former editor of VentureBreak.