DigiChilli partners with Google

New virtual ISP has struck a deal with Google to resell a range of Google Apps

December 1, 2009

New virtual ISP has struck a deal with Google to resell a range of Google Apps

Virtual ISP DigiChilli has brought a number of competitive uncapped broadband products to the market over November (http://mybroadband.co.za/news/ADSL/10622.html). Now to augment their service offering, DigiChilli has secured a deal with Google, becoming a Google Apps authorized reseller.

“We have modelled our company and products largely on the Google philosophy of ‘do no evil,’” said Darren Smith, DigiChilli Managing Director. Smith explains that DigiChilli will provide Google Apps to customers through their different package offerings.

Both consumer and corporate level customers will have access to a range of Google Apps, such as Gmail, Google Chat, Calendar, Documents and Google Sites.

On the ‘Mild’ and ‘Medium’ account packages, customers will have free access to one e-mail account. To further distinguish the newly introduced ‘Spicy’ package from the ‘Mild’ offering, DigiChilli has decided to offer an e-mail account only as an optional extra, at R50 per mail account.

On the ‘Hot’ package, customers will have up to 10 free e-mail accounts. Customers may also purchase a Google powered mail service through DigiChilli, with a domain of their choosing.

It has yet to be finalized, but the packaged e-mail addresses will either be on the [email protected] or [email protected] domains.

“We looked at Google as soon as we realized that to be a top class ISP we would have to offer a mail service. This is normally a headache for most ISP’s but this partnership means that it will be one of our strong points in the market,” concluded Smith.