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8x8 Announces Packet8 Voice Over IP Prepaid Telephone Services
[September 21, 2004]

8x8 Announces Packet8 Voice Over IP Prepaid Telephone Services

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc. the Packet8 broadband voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and videophone communications service provider, today announced a prepaid service platform designed to provide independent organizations with the ability to deliver inbound and outbound VoIP broadband telephone services.
Packet8 Prepaid enables wholesalers, service providers, and resellers to offer their customers outbound prepaid telephone calling, including never-before-seen U.S. telephone numbers for use outside the United States for inbound calls. Packet8 Prepaid also includes features such as voicemail, caller ID, and complete voice account management. Packet8 Prepaid offers outbound calling rates competitive to any international incumbent telecom service provider's offering. With Packet8 Prepaid, businesses can start their own VoIP phone service delivered and managed by 8x8.
"The prepaid application of enhanced VoIP services is a natural extension of our offerings, particularly in the international calling arena," said 8x8 President, Dr. Barry Andrews. "Our goal is to empower service providers around the world with the tools to launch a VoIP offering in a matter of days."
With the Packet8 Broadband Phone Adapter, the need for multiple stage dialing to access accounts or PINs for billing is eliminated. In addition, Packet8 Prepaid services incorporate powerful calling features such as voicemail, caller ID, and call waiting, all with an inbound U.S. telephone number.
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. offers the Packet8 VoIP (voice over internet protocol) telephone and videophone communications service, the DV 326 Broadband VideoPhone and the Packet8 Virtual Office.
The Packet8 service (http://www.packet8.net/) enables high speed internet users to subscribe to monthly voice over internet protocol (VoIP) telephone and videophone communications service. For $19.95/month, Packet8 subscribers can make unlimited calls to any telephone number in the United States and Canada, and unlimited calls to any other Packet8 subscriber anywhere in the world. All Packet8 accounts come with voice mail, caller ID, call waiting, call waiting caller ID, call forwarding, hold, line-alternate, 3-way conferencing, web access to account controls, and real-time online billing.
The Packet8 VideoPhone, introduced in June 2004, delivers high-quality, full-motion video and clear, delay-free audio over any broadband (high-speed Cable, DSL or corporate LAN) Internet connection. Using 8x8's Packet8 broadband phone service, Packet8 VideoPhone subscribers receive unlimited video calling and regular voice calling in the U.S. and Canada for $29.95/month as well as unlimited worldwide video and audio-only calling to other Packet8 subscribers.
The Packet8 Virtual Office service allows users anywhere in the world to group multiple Packet8 lines into a virtual business telephone system that includes extension-to-extension dialing, auto attendants, conference bridges, ring groups and a host of other business class PBX features. Packet8 Virtual Office subscribers also enjoy unlimited phone calls anywhere in the United States and Canada and the same low, per-minute international rates available in Packet8's residential plans.
For additional company information, visit 8x8's web site at http://www.8x8.com/.
NOTE: 8x8, the 8x8 logo, Packet8, the Packet8 logo and Packet8 Virtual Office are trademarks of 8x8, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
8x8, Inc.


CONTACT: Joan Citelli of 8x8, Inc., JCitelli@8x8.com, +1-408-316-1290



Web site: http://www.8x8.com/

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