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February 12, 2008

8x8 Offers Free Service Plans to Early Packet8 MobileTalk Subscribers

By Brian Solomon, TMCnet Web Editor

8x8 (News - Alert), Inc. is offering a limited number of free, life-time monthly service plans for early subscribers to Packet8 MobileTalk, according to a company announcement today.
“Since Packet8 MobileTalk was introduced this past November, we have received nothing but positive feedback and reviews from early adopters of the service who were all too familiar with the challenges and expense of calling overseas from a U.S. mobile phone using alternate methods,” said Bryan Martin (News - Alert), 8x8 Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We are launching this limited time offer as part of a viral marketing effort to encourage more U.S. based international callers to experience firsthand the convenience, quality and savings associated with the Packet8 MobileTalk service and to share their experience with others.”
The offer is first-come, first-served, and entitles business or residential customer signing up for MobileTalk to receive free activation and monthly service. Customers can download the application to their cell phone free of charge. There are no recurring monthly fees aside from per-minute rates for the overseas destination of the calls.
Packet8 users can make calls directly from their handset, contact list or speed dial directory. No additional keystrokes are needed. Calls are carried to the Packet8 network and require no monthly data plan or WiFi access point. Packet8 MobileTalk offers rates of $.02 to $.05 per minute for most PSTN network destinations in Asia and Europe.
MobileTalk now supports over 450 Windows, Palm, RIM and Symbian (News - Alert)-based phone models.
Brian Solomon is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To see more of his articles, please visit Brian Solomon’s columnist page
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