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Photo Release -- 8x8 Launches Virtual Office Solo: Business VoIP Phone System With Unlimited Long Distance, Call Recording, Virtual Meeting Service Included for Just $7.99 a Month

May 04, 2011

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cloud communications and computing solutions provider 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT) today announced the launch and immediate availability of its new 8x8 Virtual Office Solo service, a groundbreaking, all-in-one, business VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) telephone and unified cloud communications solution designed specifically to meet the needs of single person businesses.

8x8 Virtual Office Solo Unified Communications
8x8 Virtual Office Solo web-based Unified Communications service offers unlimited local and long distance calling, web conferencing with video, Internet fax, call recording and more for just $7.99 per month

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Offering unprecedented "big business" caliber communications services with complete office telephone capabilities, including voicemail, call recording and archiving, call forwarding, Internet fax and unlimited local and long-distance in the U.S. and Canada, 8x8 Virtual Office Solo delivers a complete business communications package for one unbeatable low monthly price of just $7.99 per month plus taxes and fees. With no hardware or software to buy or maintain, Virtual Office Solo is the most powerful and affordable communications platform on the market for solopreneurs, home-based office workers and mobile professionals.

"With this system, even the smallest one or two person business can have the same professional-grade telephone service and accompanying collaboration tools you might expect from a big company at an incredibly low price," said Debbie Jo Severin, Chief Marketing Officer at 8x8. "And, because it offers advanced call forwarding, call management through our free Virtual Office app on iPhone and Android, and computer-based soft phone client, you can get all this business productivity without being tied to a desk."

Powerful Softphone Calling Features

Virtual Office Solo provides a dedicated business phone number and VoIP telephone service through a web-based soft client that allows the user to place and receive calls over the 8x8 network using a PC headset or other specified calling device such as a mobile or home phone. Incoming calls can automatically be forwarded to any handset, so you'll never miss an important call even if you're away from the office. In fact, the system includes powerful call handling features that allow for custom rules to send calls to your preferred device if Internet service is down, for specific callers or calls from a specific area code, or even based on the time of day. The system includes voicemail, call waiting, music on hold, caller ID, three-way calling and the ability to record calls for storage as digital audio files.

Mobile Integration

For optimum mobility, the system includes free downloadable mobile apps that enable users to place and receive calls through iOS and Android devices while displaying their Virtual Office Solo phone number as the Caller ID. This allows on the go professionals to seamlessly conduct business while keeping their mobile phone number private.

Internet Fax and Virtual Meeting Service Included

Virtual Office Solo also includes a built-in Internet fax service to send and receive fax documents all from the same easy-to-access portal. Users also get complete access to 8x8's Virtual Meeting video web conferencing service to host unlimited telephone and web-based meetings for up to 15 simultaneous participants.

Powerful Communications Management Portal

For easy communications management, a powerful, comprehensive inbox shows the complete incoming call log and voicemail messages, as well as incoming faxes received through the built-in Internet fax service. To streamline setup, existing contacts can be imported from Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, Facebook and Twitter; simply click to initiate communication with any contact by phone or social media chat. The History tab shows all previous call logs, call recordings, meeting appointments and even chat records.

"With more than 25 million small businesses in the U.S., we are committed to providing the powerful voice and unified communication services they need to move to the cloud and grow their business," Severin said. "At this price point, Virtual Office Solo makes it possible for everyone to take advantage of a full-featured business phone system with all the benefits of communicating in the cloud."

Flexible, Accessible and Scalable

8x8 Virtual Office Solo is easily accessible from any Windows or Mac-compatible web browser with Java 10.0 or higher support; no additional software downloads or added plug-ins are required. Customers can even port their existing phone numbers over to the Virtual Office Solo platform to maintain continuity and avoid having to change stationary, websites, etc. Additional direct numbers are provided for the Internet fax service and dial-in phone conference service.

Should your business grow to require more advanced features, the Virtual Office Solo users can ramp up to the full Virtual Office platform, which includes complete hosted PBX extension-dialing, auto attendant, customizable music on hold and more. When it's time to expand, users can stick with the web-based softphone or upgrade to the 8x8 VoIP desk phone if needed.

Virtual Office Solo can be ordered online now and installed in less than two minutes. For best listening and speaking quality, use with a PC headset with microphone is recommended. For more information or to get started immediately, go to 8x8 Virtual Office Solo.

About 8x8, Inc:

8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT) leverages its patented software technologies to deliver high quality voice solutions with integrated messaging and video to businesses of any size with employees in any location on a wide variety of business telephony, web and mobile platforms. 8x8 also offers managed hosting and cloud-based computing services. For additional information, visit, or connect with 8x8 on Facebook and Twitter .

The photo is also available via AP PhotoExpress.


         Lisa Kornblatt



Source: 8x8, Inc.

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