Nowadays, it is possible to sign up for a free email account using a mobile device. The mobile device in question may be anything – from a smart-phone to a tablet or even a basic feature phone that is Internet-enabled. You may decide to sign up for the free email account using the mobile device’s browser application. In that case, the steps in the actual sign up process will probably be more or less the same as those followed when signing up for a free email account using a conventional computer. Alternatively, you decide to sign up for the free email account using one of the special email apps — which you can download and install onto your mobile device. In that case, the steps to follow when signing up for the free email account will probably be a little different.
To sign up for a free email account using a mobile device, you obviously need to have a suitable mobile device with you. The mobile device you will be using needs to be connected to the Internet – pretty much any type of connection can do: from GSM to Wi-Fi. The mobile device needs to have a browser application installed — though you also have the option of signing up using a special mail app. In the latter case, you’d need to have downloaded and installed the relevant app. If you are using a basic feature phone that is Internet-enabled, you will probably have to ensure that it has adequate memory (RAM) for the purpose.
The steps to follow
If you are signing up for the free email account through a browser, you will have to start by launching the said browser application. Then you will need to enter the address for the email service you wish to sign up for (for instance, Yahoo Mail or Gmail). Upon getting to the email service website, you may notice that the mobile version is quite different from the version served on conventional computers. This is normal: as the web developers tend to shave off certain features when developing mobile versions of web pages, in order to ensure optimal performance.
Anyway, upon getting to the webmail service homepage/sign in page, click to indicate that you wish to sign up for a new account. You will then be required to enter certain details in the subsequent screens, to complete the sign up process.
Signing up using a special email app
If you decide to sign up using an email app (like, say, the Gmail app, the Yahoo Mail app and so on), you will probably first have to download and install the app. Then you will need to click on the app to indicate that you wish to sign up for a new account/add a new account to the app. You should then follow the steps in the subsequent screens, in order to successfully set up a new email account.