How to Get AOL Mail on a Cell Phone

by eHow Internet Editor

Checking your email on a cell phone makes it easy for people to stay in touch when they are not at their computer stations. AOL Mail is an email provider that is making it simple for people to check their email on their cell phones.

Check to see if your email has special email software that can be downloaded. For example, Verizon offers subscribers a chance to download a mobile email program that allows you to check your AOL Mail on the go.

Find out if you have web access on your cell phone. Cell phone users who have Internet access can also check their AOL Mail. Once you connect to the Internet on the phone, go to the AOL URL and log in to your email account.

Download AOL Mail onto your cell phone. Newer cell phones permit you to download a mini version of the AOL Mail program.

Purchase Mobile AOL software. If you have a smartphone or PDA, you can download this software onto your phone, so that you can easily check your email from your mobile device.

Use IMAP to access your AOL email. If the AOL software is already on the mobile device, you have to configure it so that you can send and accept emails over your phone. You can find out how to program the settings on the AOL Mobile site.

Tips

  • check The AOL Mail website has a feature that can help you figure out if you are able to check your email from your phone. You put in your carrier, phone number and phone manufacturer and they will give you access information.
  • check AOL Mail is available on most major cell phone carriers. Carriers include Cingular, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile.