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            Little Rock and Charlotte to serve as test markets

   LITTLE ROCK, Ark. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (March 9, 2000)  ALLTEL
   customers will soon be able to take the Internet with them wherever
   they go.

   ALLTEL and, Inc.(Nasdaq:PHCM), a leading provider of mobile
   Internet software and services, announced today that the companies
   have signed an agreement to enable ALLTEL to trial wireless Internet
   service using the UP.Link server software. ALLTEL will offer
   wireless Internet service to customers in Little Rock and Charlotte,
   N.C. By the end of the year, ALLTEL plans to offer wireless Internet
   in most of its top markets.

   ALLTEL's wireless Internet service lets customers send and receive
   e-mail, access certain Internet sites and get weather reports, sports
   scores and stock quotes on their wireless phones. The company will use server software.

   "The ability to access e-mail and the Internet anytime and anywhere is
   a big step in further simplifying our customers lives," said Kevin
   Beebe, ALLTEL's group president of communications. "Wireless Internet
   service further enhances our popular digital advisor feature, which
   allows customers to receive e-mail messages and other text messages on
   their wireless phones."

   "The convergence of the Internet and wireless communication has begun
   to change the way people communicate, work and play," said Maurice
   Jeffery, vice president of North American sales for
   "ALLTEL's decision to rapidly bring to market, on a trial basis,'s wireless Internet enabling technology is a fundamental
   step toward recognizing the next generation of wireless communication
   and new commercial opportunities."

   ALLTEL is conducting technical trials for the new service in Little
   Rock and Charlotte. After the trials, ALLTEL plans to offer wireless
   Internet to customers in its top markets across the United States.

   "The Little Rock and Charlotte trials will help us determine what
   customers want the offering to look like and how it will be priced,"
   said Roger Woziwodzki, director of wireless product management for
   ALLTEL. "Additionally, the trial will ensure internal systems such as
   billing and customer service are ready to support the service when it
   is offered to customers."

   Customers will need Internet-capable digital wireless phones to use
   the wireless Internet service. ALLTEL currently offers the Qualcomm
   860 and the Motorola 7860 handsets. By the end of the year, the
   majority of digital handsets offered by ALLTEL will have a Web

   Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

   About ALLTEL
   ALLTEL provides communications services to more than 8.5 million
   customers in 25 states and has information services clients in 55
   countries and territories.

   ALLTEL is a customer-focused, information technology company that
   provides wireline and wireless communications and information

   About, Inc. is a leading provider of software and services that
   enable the delivery of Internet-based information services to
   mass-market wireless telephones. Using its software, wireless
   subscribers have access to Internet- and corporate intranet-based
   services, including email, news, stocks, weather, travel and sports.
   In addition, subscribers have access via their wireless telephones to
   network operators' intranet-based telephony services, which may
   include over-the-air activation, call management, billing history
   information, pricing plan subscription and voice message management. is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California and has
   regional offices in Belfast, Copenhagen, London and Tokyo. Visit for more information

   Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters
   discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements
   involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
   differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements.
   Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to,'s limited operating history, potential fluctuations in's operating results, uncertainties related to's
   long sales cycle and reliance on a small number of customers,'s dependence on the acceptance of its products by network
   operators and wireless subscribers,'s ability to adequately
   address the rapidly-evolving market for delivery of Internet-based
   services through wireless telephones, the need to achieve widespread
   integration of's browser in wireless telephones, competition
   from companies with substantially greater financial, technical,
   marketing and distribution resources and the ability of to
   manage a complex set of engineering, marketing and distribution
   relationships. Further information regarding these and other risks are
   included in's Form 10-Q for quarter ended December 31, 1999,
   in its prospectus dated November 16, 1999 and in its other filings
   with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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