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8x8 Partners with World Telecom Group to Offer Packet8 Residential and Business VoIP Phone Services

Jan 11, 2007
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 2007 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT), provider of the Packet8 residential, business and video Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone services, today announced it has signed a master reseller agreement with World Telecom Group (WTG), a premier master agent of telecommunication services catering to the lucrative small to medium sized business (SMB) marketplace. "As more and more businesses learn about the features and benefits of VoIP phone solutions, established and respected solution providers like World Telecom Group become increasingly influential sources of information and referral," said 8x8 Vice President of Marketing & Sales Huw Rees. "8x8's partnership with World Telecom Group will help broaden Packet8's visibility in the expansive SMB arena while providing its agents with an opportunity to offer customers the most robust and affordable business VoIP phone service available today."

WTG's agents offer a wide range of telecommunication solutions including local and long-distance telephone, data and internet services and equipment. As a Packet8 master reseller partner, WTG agents will expand their portfolios with Packet8 residential and business VoIP phone services, including the Virtual Office hosted IP-PBX system, now the leading small business VoIP phone solution with more than 5,000 companies subscribing.

"We are very excited about having the excellent Packet 8 products for our Agent Partners to sell," said World Telecom Group President & CEO Vince Bradley. "It is a perfect fit with so much convergence in the industry going on today. This relationship will enable us to embrace that convergence and penetrate many affinity groups and other opportunities."

About 8x8, Inc.
VoIP (voice over internet protocol) service provider 8x8, Inc. offers internet-based telephony solutions ( 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

About World Telecom Group (WTG)
World Telecom Group (WTG) is a premier Master Agent providing exceptional service to agent partners since 1996. WTG has one of the most diverse portfolios in the industry, including local, long-distance, data, internet and associated equipment. We also have the following specialty Divisions with dedicated extra support: LEC, Wireless, Wholesale and Cost Containment (TEM, Logistics and all other Coast Containment). WTG Agents have the ability to sell and consistently expand their business without commitments or quotas. For more information on WTG, visit or contact Partner Support at 310-456-2200 x2 or via email at

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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