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8x8 and QDI Wireless Sign Distribution Agreement for Packet8 Internet Phone Services
[January 04, 2006]

8x8 and QDI Wireless Sign Distribution Agreement for Packet8 Internet Phone Services


LAS VEGAS, 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc. , the Packet8 broadband Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and videophone communications service provider, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with QDI Quality Distributors LLC, one of the fastest growing master distributors of wireless products and services in the nation.


Under terms of the agreement, QDI will offer its 3,500 independently owned and operated wireless retailers the opportunity to resell Packet8 voice and video internet phone services to their residential and business customers. QDI's distribution base is comprised of retailers that run the gamut from single, owner-operated locations in rural strip malls to multiple state, multiple mall kiosk and in-line store locations in major metropolitan areas.
"As the mobile phone industry matures, independent wireless dealers are beginning to look at VoIP phone services as logical extensions of their business," said 8x8 Vice President of Sales & Marketing Huw Rees. "We are pleased to be working with a premier distributor like QDI who has the vision and resources necessary to educate its dealers about VoIP and help them be successful with Packet8 Internet phone services."
As the nation's largest T-Mobile distributor, QDI staffs over 50 District and Territory Managers that are responsible for meeting with retailers on a regular basis to assist with sales training, merchandising, inventory management, cash flow strategies and marketing. Additionally, QDI maintains an in-house print shop and ad agency to further support dealers' local marketing efforts.
"We are very excited about the opportunity to offer our dealer base an entree in the VoIP market with Packet8's innovative, high quality offerings," said QDI President Bill Abbott. "QDI always strives to not only bring new technologies to our distribution partners but to support their marketing efforts with a comprehensive set of tools designed to ensure their success."
QDI will offer the complete line of Packet8 residential and business internet phone services and products including the Freedom Unlimited residential and VideoPhone plans, Freedom Unlimited Global international calling plan and Virtual Office VoIP-Hosted PBX service for small business along with accompanying endpoint devices.
About 8x8, Inc.
VoIP (voice over internet protocol) service provider 8x8, Inc. offers internet-based telephony solutions (http://www.packet8.net/) for individual residential and business users as well as small to medium sized business organizations. In addition to regular Packet8 VoIP service plans, priced as low as $19.99 per month for unlimited anytime calling to the U.S. and Canada, 8x8 offers the Packet8 VideoPhone, the industry's first stand alone broadband consumer videophone with worldwide video calling for $19.99 per month. Packet8 Virtual Office, 8x8's VoIP solution for small to medium sized businesses, is a hosted PBX service comprised of powerful business class features. 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.
About QDI
Quality Distributors, which does business as QDI, is a master distributor of cell phones and cell phone accessories made by the likes of Motorola, Nokia, Body Glove, and Samsung. Through its network of retailers, the company also activates wireless phone service for large carriers, including T-Mobile and Alltel.
8x8, Inc.

CONTACT: Joan Citelli of 8x8, +1-408-687-4320, or JCitelli@8x8.com; orKathy Gauthier of QDI, +1-602-445-2585, or kathyg@qdiwireless.com


Web site: http://www.packet8.net/
Web site: http://www.8x8.com/

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