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     MOBILE INFORMATION DYNAMICS (MID) LAUNCHES COMMERCIAL HORSERACING
            INFORMATION SERVICE USING PHONE.COM'S UP.LINK SERVER

     Using mobileGet Handsets equipped with UP.Browser, Subscribers can
                       browse Horseracing Information

   TOKYO, Japan (April 5, 2000)  Phone.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:PHCM), a
   leading provider of mobile Internet software, applications and
   services, today announced that Mobile Information Dynamics (MID) has
   commercially launched its data communications services provided
   through the Japanese nationwide Personal Digital Cellular (PDC) system
   and Personal Handyphone System (PHS) network using the Phone.com(TM)
   UP.Link(TM) Server beginning April 1, 2000.

   The new service allows Mobile Keiba Information Club (M KIC)
   subscribers to browse through horseracing-related information using
   the NTT DoCoMo's "mobileGet" handset, which is WAP-enabled and
   equipped with Phone.com's UP.Browser(TM) microbrowser. Members of the
   Mobile Keiba Information Club (M KIC) will be the first to take
   advantage of MID's new service.

   WAP is an open, global specification that empowers mobile users with
   wireless devices to easily access and interact with information and
   services. Phone.com was a founding member of the WAP Forum, the
   industry association comprising of over 300 member companies. The
   forum has developed the de-facto world standard for wireless
   information and telephony services on digital mobile phones.

   "We are delighted to be working with MID using NTT DoCoMo's mobileGet
   handsets to bring the very popular and well-received horseracing
   service to subscribers of the Japan Racing Association," said Ben
   Linder, vice president of marketing for Phone.com. "Now, through the
   convenience of a mobile phone equipped with a Phone.com UP.Browser
   microbrowser, subscribers can get horseracing information whenever
   they want from wherever they are."

   About MID
   MID, the mobile information service provider financed by ITOCHU
   Corporation, Matsushita Communication Industrial Co., Ltd., NTT DoCoMo
   Inc. and others will install and operate the Phone.com UP.Link WAP
   Gateway and manage the content services associated with this service.

   About Phone.com
   Phone.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:PHCM) is a leading provider of software,
   applications and services that enable the delivery of Internet-based
   information and voice 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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