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8x8 Virtual Office Business Phone Service Now Part of Intel(R) Business Exchange Certified Solutions Showcase

Dec 17, 2008
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT), provider of 8x8 Virtual Office and Packet8 (www.packet8.net) broadband business, residential, video and mobile communications services, today announced that its Virtual Office Business Phone Service is now part of the Certified Solutions Showcase on the Intel® Business Exchange (Intel® BX), an online storefront and business solutions Web portal designed to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) speed the identification, selection and implementation of the technology they need to run their businesses.

The Intel® Business Exchange brings together offerings such as bundled software and hardware, stand-alone business applications and services. Certification of the Virtual Office Hosted PBX phone service through the Intel® Certified Solutions Program enables customers to be confident that the service has been rigorously tested and found to meet strict security standards.

"8x8 applauds Intel's efforts to help small businesses make difficult technology purchasing decisions," said 8x8 Vice President of Business & Channel Development, Huw Rees. "We are very pleased to be part of this innovative and influential online resource and look forward to educating more and more small businesses about the cost and operational efficiencies of our Virtual Office VoIP business phone service."

Visitors to the Intel Business Exchange can research products and services, request quotes, connect with solution providers, read blog posts and see product ratings to get real-world input on a wide variety of small business technology solutions. Product categories currently featured on Intel Business Exchange include storage, security, communication, business applications and on-demand business applications.

8x8's Virtual Office hosted PBX phone service is an all inclusive Internet-based telecommunications solution which combines unlimited local and long distance calling with advanced PBX features. Normally priced at $49.99 per extension/month Virtual Office is now available to companies who subscribe by December 31, 2008 for a monthly fee of $24.99/extension or a one-time annual fee of $250/extension for the first year of service.

Additional information about the 8x8 Virtual Office Business Phone Solution can be found at the Intel Business Exchange at http://bx.intel.com/content/certified-solutions-communications-voip or at http://business.packet8.net/virtual_office/index.html.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT) offers voice, video and mobile communications solutions for business and residential customers. These solutions leverage existing broadband Internet connections and cellular networks to deliver advanced features and digital quality phone service at a fraction of the cost of legacy, copper wire alternatives. Businesses of any size, configuration or geographic location can benefit from the cost, performance and operational advantages of VoIP technology by selecting the solution that best fits their needs, whether it's the Virtual Office Hosted iPBX phone system, Complete Contact Center, Virtual Trunking IP dial tone solution, Hosted Key System service or Microsoft Response Point/8x8 small business phone system. All 8x8 communications solutions carry little or no upfront investment, no maintenance or upgrade fees and no change in user behavior. For additional company information, visit 8x8's web site at www.8x8.com.

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