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8x8, Inc. Reports Growth of Packet8 Virtual Office Subscriber Base to Over 6,000 U.S. Businesses

Jan 08, 2007
LAS VEGAS, 2007 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - - 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT), provider of Packet8 residential, business and video Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone services, today announced the addition of more than 1,000 new businesses during the fourth quarter of 2006 to its rapidly growing base of Packet8 Virtual Office VoIP Hosted PBX phone service subscribers.

Over 6,000 U.S. based companies ranging in size from three to 250 employees now subscribe to the Packet8 Virtual Office solution which combines unlimited local and long distance calling in the United States and Canada with advanced PBX calling features. Unlike comparably priced single line VoIP phone services which offer features more suited to individual residential users, Packet8 Virtual Office provides companies with complete business functionality along with the flexibility to operate from numerous geographically dispersed locations.

"The combined features, benefits and cost advantages inherent in the Packet8 Virtual Office service consistently place it ahead of competitive VoIP and non-VoIP offerings," said 8x8 Vice President of Sales and Marketing Huw Rees. "We are particularly pleased that the average number of lines sold to each new business has been rising each quarter and was over nine lines per business last quarter. We have also started to sell more systems into the 50 plus employee businesses and we expect this trend to continue as we enhance the features and functionality of Virtual Office as well as providing the best possible quality and reliability."

Virtual Office is an affordable, easy-to-use alternative to traditional PBX phone systems, allowing users anywhere in the world to be part of a VoIP- hosted virtual phone system. The service includes an auto attendant, extension dialing, business class voicemail, a full featured conference bridge and ring groups, in addition to a rich variety of other business class PBX and dial tone features not normally found on premise-based PBX systems. Virtual Office reduces an organization's telecommunications total cost of ownership because of its minimal initial investment combined with unlimited local and long distance business calling in the United States and Canada and access to Packet8's low international rates.

About 8x8, Inc.
VoIP (voice over internet protocol) service provider 8x8, Inc. offers internet-based telephony solutions (http://www.packet8.net) for individual residential and business users as well as small to medium sized business organizations. In addition to regular Packet8 VoIP service plans priced as low as $19.99 per month for unlimited anytime calling to the U.S. and Canada, 8x8 offers the Packet8 DV 326 VideoPhone, the industry's first stand alone broadband consumer videophone, and accompanying monthly service plans also priced at $19.99 per month. Packet8 Virtual Office, 8x8's VoIP system for small to medium sized businesses, is a hosted PBX solution comprised of powerful business class features. Companies subscribing to Virtual Office pay just $39.99 per month per extension for enterprise class PBX functionality along with unlimited local and long distance calling in the U.S. and Canada. Packet8 Softalk, 8x8's PC-based soft phone client, offers high quality voice and video in-network calling as well as outbound calling to the PSTN. For additional company information, visit 8x8's web site at http://www.8x8.com.

NOTE: 8x8, the 8x8 logo, Packet8, the Packet8 logo, Packet8 Virtual Office, Packet8 Softalk and Packet8 Tango are trademarks of 8x8, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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