8x8 Announces Successful Provisioning of Nationwide Nomadic E911 Emergency Calling Service to Packet8 Subscribers

    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.
 
 

SOURCE 8x8, Inc.

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