SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc.
(Nasdaq: EGHT), provider of Packet8 (http://www.packet8.net) residential,
business and video Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone services,
today announced it has signed an agreement with an organization managing
the wind down of SunRocket, Inc. to present SunRocket subscribers with a
specially-priced offer to transition their Internet phone service to
Under terms of the agreement, Packet8 will waive all regular start up
costs associated with its residential service plans plus offer one free
month of service, a value of over $100. SunRocket will communicate with its
200,000 + subscribers via an email and voicemail campaign recommending they
transition their service to Packet8 immediately.
"8x8 is pleased to be able to quickly transition SunRocket subscribers
that opt into the Packet8 service," said 8x8 Chairman and CEO Bryan Martin.
"In addition to special pricing, Packet8 is making arrangements with its
network service providers to rapidly port SunRocket phone numbers to
Packet8's network in order to minimize the disruption that this transition
may cause to their communication services. SunRocket subscribers will be
able to choose from several plans, including the Packet8 $199 Freedom
Annual Plan which they may already be familiar with."
Publicly traded, twenty year old 8x8, Inc. has been offering Packet8
Internet phone service since 2002 and has been awarded 68 U.S. patents for
voice, video and VoIP technologies. At the end of its 2007 fiscal year
ended March 31, 2007, 8x8 reported more than $53 million in revenue and
approximately $12 million in cash and showed significant progress toward
becoming cash flow positive.
"While we are very sorry to hear about SunRocket's financial issues, we
want their former customers to know that 8x8 is very committed to providing
the best possible communication services, features, prices and customer
service to our new customers from SunRocket. We have offered residential
phone service over the Internet for nearly five years, and are one of the
only service providers who own all of the core technologies underlying our
services, enabling us to also provide video services with our VoIP
offerings, and complete, turnkey telecommunication services to more than
8,000 U.S. businesses," concluded Mr. Martin.
For more information, SunRocket customers should go to
http://getpacket8.packet8.net/sunrocket/ or call toll free +1-866-TRY-VOIP,
About 8x8, Inc.
VoIP 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 $24.99 per month for
unlimited anytime calling to the U.S. and Canada, 8x8 offers the Packet8
Tango Video Terminal Adapter and DV 326 VideoPhone along with accompanying
monthly service plans also priced at $24.99 per month. Packet8 Virtual
Office, 8x8's VoIP phone system for small to medium sized businesses, is a
hosted PBX solution comprised of powerful business class features.
Companies subscribing to Virtual Office pay just $49.99 per month per
extension for enterprise class PBX functionality along with unlimited local
and long distance calling in the U.S. and Canada. Packet8 Softalk
Office(TM), 8x8's PC-based soft phone client, offers high quality voice and
video in-network calling as well as outbound calling to the PSTN. For
additional company information, visit 8x8's web site at http://www.8x8.com.
NOTE: 8x8, the 8x8 logo, Packet8, the Packet8 logo, Packet8 Virtual
Office, Packet8 Softalk and Packet8 Tango are trademarks of 8x8, Inc. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE 8x8, Inc.