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       With BT's global mobile joint ventures 35 Million Subscribers
     Worldwide, Global Deployment Marks a Major Milestone for
                            Applications Suite

   REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (March 9, 2000), Inc. (NASDAQ: PHCM),
   a leading provider of WAP mobile Internet software, applications, and
   services and BT (British Telecommunications plc), a global supplier of
   wireless communications, today announced that BT has licensed's MyPhone(TM). The two companies intend to work together to
   use emerging WAP based technologies for new types of wireless Internet
   services and rapidly deploy these within BT's global mobile joint
   ventures, serving a customer base of 35m in 15 countries. The MyPhone
   communication applications suite and underlying UP.Link WAP Server
   Suite become the preferred platforms for BT's wireless portal
   deployments around the world.

   MyPhone is a mobile portal platform and a complete suite of value
   added communication applications and personal information management
   applications that enable the development of next generation universal
   access Internet portals. As such, MyPhone enables the integration of
   many types of applications into a single, fully personalized service.
   The license agreement will provide BT with a rapid route to market
   with a leading edge and constantly evolving set of integrated wireless
   Internet services. The agreement further supports's goal to
   continue to define and lead the market for WAP-based mobile Internet,
   communication, and commerce applications and services, tailored to
   specific operator and mobile end-user requirements.

   "The diversity of applications that we will be able to offer by fusing
   together mobile telephony and Internet technologies is vast," said
   Kent Thexton, managing director of Global Mobile Internet Unit, BT.
   "BT needed to partner with a proven technology innovator whom we could
   rely upon to deliver the kind of advanced applications we want to
   offer to our subscribers. By partnering with, BT will ensure
   an ongoing lead in this market."

   " is delighted to be working with market leaders such as BT,"
   said Alain Rossmann, chairman and chief executive officer of "The partnership with BT gives us access to some of the
   most innovative global GSM networks in the world. By combining our
   technology vision with BT's market expertise we expect to rapidly
   deploy new types of services and secure an enduring advantage for both
   companies in this highly dynamic market."

   The underlying UP.Link(TM) Server software is a proven WAP 1.1
   implementation with many advanced features. In use with over 50
   wireless operators worldwide, the UP.Link gives BT a secure basis on
   which to build the personalized mobile portals it is to offer around
   the globe.

   About BT
   British Telecommunications plc is one of the world's leading providers
   of telecommunications services. Its principal activities include
   local, long distance and international telecommunications services,
   mobile communications, Internet services and IT solutions. BT is
   expanding its presence overseas rapidly and has operations in more
   than 30 countries worldwide, with ventures in the Republic of Ireland,
   France, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden,
   New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Latin America and
   India. BT and AT&T have also created Concert, the leading global
   telecommunications company serving multi-national business customers,
   international carriers and Internet service providers worldwide.

   About, Inc. (Nasdaq:PHCM) 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, Hong Kong,
   London, Seoul and Tokyo. Visit for more

   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.

                                   # # #, the name and logo, MyPhone and the family of
   terms carrying the "UP." prefix are trademarks of, Inc. All
     Rights Reserved. All other company, brand and product names may be
        marks that are the sole property of their respective owners.

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