Using new technology provided by w-Trade Technologies of New York,, also of New York, became the latest online brokerage firm that will allow investors to purchase and redeem mutual funds using a range of wireless electronic devices, according to Richard Franco, a spokesperson for w-Trade.

"With Fidelity and some of the other folks, you're limited to one specific electronic device," Franco said. SURETRADE will enable investors to gain access to their accounts through a whole range of wireless devices, he said. Devices like Palm Pilots, cell phones and two-way pagers can be used through w-Trade's technology, which is currently undergoing a patent review, Franco said.

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