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
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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