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         TICKETMASTER ONLINE-CITYSEARCH AND PHONE.COM FORM ALLIANCE

        Will Enable Mobile Access to Tickets, Reservations and Local
                                Information

   REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and PASADENA, Calif. (April 3, 2000) 
   Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch, Inc. (Nasdaq: TMCS), a leading local
   portal and transaction company, and Phone.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHCM), a
   leading provider of mobile Internet software, applications and
   services have agreed to work together to accelerate the deployment of
   in-depth local content and transaction capabilities via the mobile
   phone. TMCS will utilize the Phone.com(TM) WAP Software Developer's
   Kit, UP.SDK(TM), to optimize its local content for mobile phones
   manufactured by more than 25 leading handset manufacturers who use
   Phone.com's UP.Browser(TM) WAP microbrowser. Phone.com will encourage
   its network of more than 50 operator customers to work with TMCS to
   take advantage of localized wireless content in their service
   offerings.

   TMCS is extending its deep local content and transaction services to
   wireless devices providing mobile users access to tickets,
   reservations and local information. Soon mobile phone users looking
   for a restaurant review, a theater ticket, a hotel reservation or a
   tee time will be able to get the information and complete the
   transaction.

   "Phone.com's strong position with the network operators complements
   TMCS' strength in providing local information, reservations and
   ticketing," said Paul LaFontaine, Vice President of Corporate
   Development for Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch, Inc. "Phone.com will
   enable TMCS to create an ideal mobile user interface and enhance the
   quality of consumer experience for millions of wireless subscribers. "

   "We expect that Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch will be the first
   company to allow consumers to buy tickets directly from the screen of
   a mobile phone," said Ben Linder, Vice President of Marketing for
   Phone.com. "With the development of the wireless Internet, TMCS'
   invaluable local information will be at your fingertips whether you
   are at your desk or on the go."

   Phone.com is a founding member of the Wireless Application Protocol
   (WAP) Forum that now has more than 300 member companies. WAP is the de
   facto global standard for delivering wireless content to phones.
   Phone.com provides the UP.Link(TM) WAP gateway that is licensed to
   network operator, UP.Browser(TM) microbrowser which is licensed to
   handset manufacturers, and the UP.SDK, a software developers toolkit
   which TMCS will use to adapt their best of breed content for mobile
   phones. The Phone.com UP.SDK WAP Software Developer's kit is available
   free of charge at http://updev.phone.com.

   About Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch, Inc.
   Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch, Inc. (Nasdaq: TMCS) is a leading local
   portal and transactions company that provides in-depth local content
   and services to help people "get things done" online. TMCS offers
   practical tools for living that make the Internet an indispensable
   part of peoples' everyday lives. The TMCS family of Web sites includes
   citysearch.com, ticketmaster.com, store.ticketmaster.com,
   cityauction.com, match.com, sidewalk.com, museumtix.com,
   livedaily.com, astroabby.com, reservations.citysearch.com and
   careers.citysearch.com. TMCS is located in Pasadena, California

   About Phone.com, Inc.
   Phone.com, 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. Phone.com is headquartered in Silicon Valley,
   California and has regional offices in Belfast, Copenhagen, Hong Kong,
   London, Seoul and Tokyo. Visit http://www.phone.com 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,
   Phone.com's limited operating history, potential fluctuations in
   Phone.com's operating results, uncertainties related to Phone.com's
   long sales cycle and reliance on a small number of customers,
   Phone.com's dependence on the acceptance of its products by network
   operators and wireless subscribers, Phone.com'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 Phone.com's browser in wireless telephones, competition
   from companies with substantially greater financial, technical,
   marketing and distribution resources and the ability of Phone.com to
   manage a complex set of engineering, marketing and distribution
   relationships. Further information regarding these and other risks are
   included in Phone.com'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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     Phone.com, the Phone.com name and logo, MyPhone and the family of
   terms carrying the "UP." prefix are trademarks of Phone.com, Inc. All
     Rights Reserved. All other company, brand and product names may be
        marks that are the sole property of their respective owners.

   For further information:

   Contact Phone.com Worldwide Public Relations

   Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch, Inc.
   Nancy Scott Lyon
   +1 626 660 2530
   [EMAIL PROTECTED]

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