Launches Wireless Service has introduced Anywhere, providing wireless access to its range of
investment tools and resources.

The new service allows users to check the status of their
investments and conduct online investment transactions away from their
desktop computers.

The site provides investors with information they need to research
investment options, conduct transactions, and track their entire
portfolio-including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, insurance and
collectibles online.

Also provided are investment tools such as message forums, calculators,
calendars and one-click access to partner banks.

The company will also soon offer access to online transaction facilities
including stock trading and collectible auctions.

To use Anywhere, users can either buy a CDPD (Cellular
Digital Packet Data) wireless modem from and take wireless
data services from a partner wireless service company or they can use their
existing wireless service account.

The service is being offered as a monthly subscription service on a variety
of price plans starting at US$29.99 per month — the entry-level price for
users who already own a wireless modem and have existing basic CDPD access. Anywhere can be accessed through any Windows CE handheld
device or laptop.

“ is about offering people control of their own investments.
To do this, investors need to access investment information, track their
portfolios and perform online transactions anytime, anywhere,” said Charles
Desjardins, president and CEO.
“This one-of-a-kind wireless access establishes as a leader
in the online investment world.”

The growing demand for wireless solutions and convergence has been well
documented. The number of North American mobile data subscribers is
predicted to triple between 1999 and 2002 — an increase from 3.38 million to
10.64 million in only three years.

Demand for wireless services is expected to be even greater in Europe and Asia, according to several recent studies.

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