Packet8 Selected as Preferred Replacement VoIP Service by SunRocket

Jul 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from 8x8, Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   EGHT), provider of Packet8 ( 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 or call toll free +1-866-TRY-VOIP,
 option 2.
     About 8x8, Inc.
     VoIP service provider 8x8, Inc. offers internet-based telephony
 solutions ( 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
     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.

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