SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT), the Packet8 broadband Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and videophone communications service provider, today announced it has successfully provisioned nomadic E911 emergency calling throughout its network of domestic residential and business Packet8 subscribers. Effective immediately, all Packet8 subscribers with a U.S. service address can now contact emergency service personnel by dialing 911 from their Packet8 phone. Previously, Packet8 offered E911 service as an optional feature to subscribers, however, earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission issued an order requiring all interconnected VoIP providers to provide E911 capabilities to their subscribers as a standard component of their service. "We are pleased to report that after a focused and diligent six month-long effort to comply with the FCC's mandate, all Packet8 subscribers accessing our services from the United States can now be assured that they can reach an emergency service operator by dialing 9-1-1 on any Packet8 device, including our videophones, during an emergency," said 8x8 Chairman and CEO Bryan Martin. "8x8 recognized the importance of offering true, enhanced 911 service eighteen months ago when we became the first VoIP service provider to introduce E911 support to our subscribers. Our goal is to continually advance the state of the internet phone service industry by exceeding consumer expectations relative to the features, performance, technological advancements and quality of service characteristics demonstrated by our Packet8 offerings." Detailed information about Packet8's E911 service is available at http://www.packet8.net/about/e911.asp . About 8x8, Inc. VoIP (voice over internet protocol) service provider 8x8, Inc. offers internet-based telephony solutions (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 $19.95 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 $19.95 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 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.
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