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8x8 Adds New 'Virtual Office Online' Dashboard as Standard Feature With Unlimited, Metered & Global Extension Plans

Jan 20, 2010

MIAMI, Jan 20, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- ITEXPO EAST 2010 -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative business communications solutions, today announced the addition of its new "Virtual Office Online" dashboard as a standard feature, included at no additional charge, with all Virtual Office Unlimited, Metered or Global Extension plans.

8x8 Virtual Office Online is a flexible, web-based solution that lets subscribers manage the key features and functions of their Virtual Office business phone service remotely, through an easy-to-use web portal. This includes the ability to designate any convenient handset or computer headset to place and receive calls from, dial directly from a corporate directory or Microsoft Outlook contact database, set call handling rules such as Do Not Disturb, Call Forwarding and One Number Access, listen to voicemail online and view a comprehensive listing of voicemails, phone calls and chats. Virtual Office Online not only helps users improve productivity, it also reduces costly roaming and international calling charges by using an 8x8 VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) extension, instead of a cell phone, hotel phone or landline desk phone, to place outbound calls.

"The 8x8 Virtual Office Online dashboard gives our subscribers even more flexibility and control over their day to day communications preferences," said 8x8 Chief Marketing Officer Debbie Jo Severin. "We are pleased to offer enhancements like this, along with our recently announced high definition audio service, free of charge to ensure our subscribers continue to receive the most innovative and powerful web-based communications at a price they can afford."

The 8x8 Virtual Office Online dashboard is the core component of the 8x8 Virtual Office Pro unified communications solution which includes additional services such as Virtual Meeting, fax, call recording and a mobile iPhone or iPod Touch extension. Virtual Office Pro is available to existing 8x8 Virtual Office Unlimited, Metered or Global Extension subscribers as an optional service for an additional $20 per extension per month. Unified Communications upgrades to existing 8x8 Virtual Office accounts will be performed over the next several weeks. For a limited time, new 8x8 Virtual Office subscribers can receive the entire bundle (Unlimited Extension plus Virtual Office Pro) for a promotional price starting at $49.99 per month. Additional information on 8x8 Virtual Office Online and 8x8 Virtual Office Pro can be found at

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT) offers integrated voice, video and mobile unified communications solutions for small to medium-sized business and distributed enterprise customers. These solutions leverage existing broadband Internet connections and cellular networks to deliver advanced features and high definition (HD) voice service at a fraction of the cost of legacy alternatives. Businesses of any size, configuration or geographic location can benefit from the cost, performance and operational advantages of 8x8 hosted communications solutions, all of which carry little or no upfront investment, no maintenance or upgrade fees and no change in user behavior. For additional information, visit

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SOURCE: 8x8 Inc.

CONTACT: 8x8, Inc.
Joan Citelli
(408) 654-0970

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