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The increasing availability of Web services and grid computing has made easier the access and reuse of different kind of services. Web services provide network accessible interfaces to application functionality, while grid computing enables the efficient distribution of computing resources and power. Mobile devices as a platform of computing have become a ubiquitous, inexpensive, and powerful computing resource. Currently, there are a few complete implementations that leverage mobile devices as a member of a grid environment. This paper presents a framework that enables the use of mobile devices to access stateful Web services on a Globus-based grid. To illustrate the presented framework, a user-friendly application has been created that uses the framework libraries to demonstrate the various functionalities that are accessible from any Nokia S60 phone.