How to Increase Work Reliance When You’re Not in Front of Your Office Computer

The frequent checking of your phone has been the noticeable norm in today’s smartphone age. The total number of glances and checking of notifications could amount to nearly more than three hours per day, based on a study.

In the April 2016 edition of “eMarketer”, research showed that the average time spent per day on the phone by Americans who are 18 and above, on different platforms of media, will average 3 hours and 23 minutes by 2018. (“eMarketer” is a research company about media-related topics).

Text message notifications comprise the total number of hours spent on phone screen time.

Never miss out on important details on office work when Microsoft Outlook Web App’s Text Messaging Notification feature has been set up on your phone.

This feature is available in the United States, Canada, and Romania. This is yet to be available in other locations. Supported mobile providers or operators for the United States are AT&T, Sprint PCS, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless; whereas in Canada, they are Bell and Telus Mobility; and for Romania, it is Orange Romania.

The Outlook Web Application can send notifications about missed calls, specific inbox rules, voice mail messages, and calendar events on your registered mobile. Significant details such as the person who called, or who sent the message, time of sending, initial lines of the e-mail or event are included in the text message. You must manually set it up on your Outlook Web application account so that this feature will be enabled on your end.

By heading to the Outlook Web App’s Settings, you can click on “Options”; then click on “Phone”; then click on “Text Messaging” ; set up by clicking on the drop-down menus for “country” and “mobile provider”; then click on “Turn on notifications”.

Text Message Notifications still champions accessibility since, without an internet connection, you can still be notified about e-mail messages from Microsoft Outlook Web Application. However, each text message received and sent has a corresponding charge from the mobile operator.

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