8×8 Inc. (EGHT) has announced that an update to its 8×8 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 8×8 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 8×8 Virtual Office Mobile release enables 8×8 Virtual Office subscribers to utilize their business phone number or extension and service remotely from within any 3G coverage area or Wi-Fi zone. 8×8 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 8×8 Virtual Office hosted PBX phone service, including unlimited inbound and outbound domestic calling, as well as overseas calling at competitive 8×8 international rates.
8×8 Virtual Office Mobile is available as a free download in the App Store and can be added to existing 8×8 Virtual Office service plans for $4.99 per extension per month. The application is also available as a bundled service in 8×8’s recently announced 8×8 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.