8x8 Inc. (EGHT) has announced that an update to its 8x8 Virtual Office Mobile application, which supports business voice services over 3G data connections, is now available in the Apple iTunes app store for iPhone and iPod Touch models. The update to the 8x8 software application follows Apple's recent removal of restrictions preventing VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) applications from running on 3G networks.
Originally released as a service which required access to a Wi-Fi network connection, the new 8x8 Virtual Office Mobile release enables 8x8 Virtual Office subscribers to utilize their business phone number or extension and service remotely from within any 3G coverage area or Wi-Fi zone. 8x8 Virtual Office Mobile essentially extends the functionality of any Virtual Office extension to the iPhone or iPod Touch platforms to enable mobile access to the features, functionality and built-in cost savings of the powerful 8x8 Virtual Office hosted PBX phone service, including unlimited inbound and outbound domestic calling, as well as overseas calling at competitive 8x8 international rates.
8x8 Virtual Office Mobile is available as a free download in the App Store and can be added to existing 8x8 Virtual Office service plans for $4.99 per extension per month. The application is also available as a bundled service in 8x8's recently announced 8x8 Virtual Office Pro Unified Communications solution, which is available to existing Virtual Office unlimited, metered or global extension subscribers for an additional $20 per extension per month. Existing Virtual Office Mobile customers will receive the upgraded application at no charge the next time they connect with the Apple iTunes app store.