The Internet is throwing bankers a curve: Just as they are fully plugging into it, the Internet is coming unplugged.

Advances in wireless communications are extending the Net to a variety of portable devices and appliances, such as cellular phones and pagers and palmtop computers. These mechanisms pique the interest of financial services executives hoping to give new meaning to the term "alternative delivery system."

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