Voice and video over IP service provider 8x8
introduced today a new annual residential VoIP service plan priced at $199.
Dubbed the Freedom Annual plan, the service offers unlimited U.S. and Canada calling, Packet8's advanced calling features and a free Packet8-enabled 5.8 GHz Uniden Cordless Phone System. The phone's retail price is $79.99 and the offer includes an $80 rebate.
"Our new Freedom Annual plan is an excellent value for Internet phone service subscribers, offering users even greater savings on Packet8 unlimited calling services along with a free, high quality expandable cordless phone system that installs in minutes and gives subscribers access to Packet8 service throughout their homes," said 8x8's vice president of sales and marketing Huw Rees in a statement.
The Packet8-enabled Uniden Cordless Phone is a 5.8GHz digital expandable corded/cordless phone with built-in VoIP technology and full router functionality. The cordless system is expandable to up to ten cordless handsets, deploying VoIP capability to each handset using a single broadband Internet connection.
Today's news follows 8x8's launch of a new referral reward program for Packet8 residential and business phone service subscribers. The company joined forces with Amazon.com
for the launch last Friday.
The newly updated "Share and Score" program now rewards Packet8 subscribers with a $30 Amazon.com gift certificate for each qualifying Packet8 residential plan referral and a $60 Amazon.com gift cards for each qualifying Packet8 Virtual Office referral. There is no limit to the number of Amazon.com gift cards subscribers can earn.
Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet and INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine. To see more articles by Johanne Torres, please visit Johanne Torres’ columnist page.