Receive emails on your cell phone via text messaging

Although I’m a big proponent of NOT staying in touch while on vacation, I understand why this is just not possible for most people.

And that’s why a stream of new products and software are constantly hitting the marketplace to help people communicate no matter how far the distance or how limiting the technology.

One of the more simple yet brilliant programs I’ve recently learned about (thanks to Vani Rangachar of the Los Angeles Times) is called Teleflip. This free service plucks emails from your email account and sends them via text messaging to your cell phone. This is perfect for those of you who haven’t yet purchased one of those pricey smart phones. In fact, this is out-smarting the smart phones by providing one of the same basic services for free.

The only problem, however, is that it’s currently only available in the United States.