REDWOOD CITY, Calif (May 10, 2000) ¾, Inc. (Nasdaq: PHCM), a leading provider of mobile Internet software and services, and TELUS Advanced Communications, Canada's second largest telecommunications company, today announced an agreement that will allow TELUS to be the first telecommunications company in Canada to provide Internet-based unified messaging service to its customers utilizing the™ Onebox™ unified messaging service. Expected to be available next month, TELUS is targeting consumers and small business owners with the new, co-branded service.'s messaging technology allows TELUS' Canadian customers to send, store and retrieve phone, fax and email messages through the TELUS portals on their PCs or over the phone. Through the service, customers can listen to, forward and reply to all message types from an Internet-connected PC, wireless or wireline telephone, offering true anytime, anywhere access to all their messages.

"'s messaging technology was chosen because of the combination of three key advantages we are able to offer TELUS," said Ross Bott, chief operating officer of "The first advantage is our ability to offer next generation, carrier-grade communications services which have been proven to scale to millions of users. The second is that the service integrates the Web, phone, and mobile access for the ultimate in user convenience. Thirdly, the service is packaged so that it can be launched very quickly, minimizing TELUS' time to market. The combination of these three benefits created the winning formula for TELUS."

"TELUS is delighted to be rolling out's unified messaging service," said Mark Schnarr, vice president of TELUS Internet Services. "The incorporation of the proven, reliable and scalable Onebox messaging service into our current product mix demonstrates our commitment to making our local portals Canada's first choice for keeping in touch."

In April 2000, completed its acquisition of, Inc.

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