8×8 Appoints Channel Managers, Opens East Coast Office

8×8 Inc. (EGHT), a provider of 8×8 Virtual Office and Packet8 broadband business, residential, video and mobile communications services, has announced the appointment of two new regional sales managers along with the opening of a New York-based East Coast sales office. John Hilliard, newly appointed Northeast regional channel manager, has worked with organizations such as Nortel, […]

8×8 Goes Virtual on

8×8 Inc. (EGHT)  has landed a distribution deal with office products giant Staples. The Packet8 creator said today it’s selling its Virtual Office hosted PBX system for small businesses on This marks the third such retail announcement made by companies with channel programs in as many months. 8×8 said Virtual Office reduces the total […]

8×8 Introduces Packet8 Plug-and-Play IP Phones, Hosted Key Systems

8×8 Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT ), provider of Packet 8 business, mobile and residential communication services, announced the launch of a new line of broadband-agnostic, plug-and-play IP phones developed in conjunction with Aastra Telecom. 8×8 also announced the introduction of new Packet8 hosted key systems. The Packet8 675xi series of IP phones incorporates 8×8’s advanced NAT traversal technologies […]

8×8 Offers Virtual Trunking Services

8×8 Inc., provider of Packet8 business, mobile and residential communication services, has introduced Packet8 Virtual Trunking, a broadband-agnostic IP trunking solution that allows a business to use VoIP with their existing phones and phone system hardware. Packet8 Virtual Trunking delivers digital-quality dial tone service over a broadband connection rather than a separate voice circuit from an […]

8×8 Unveils International Virtual Numbers

8×8 Inc., a provider of Packet8 broadband VoIP and videophone services, has made available international virtual direct inbound dial (DID) numbers with area codes from nine European countries. Packet8 residential and business subscribers can use the numbers to create a “virtual presence” for themselves in England, France, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Ireland and Denmark. […]

News Briefs

AT&T Inc. launched the Business Affiliate Network, a program that lets businesses and organizations earn commissions by promoting AT&T services on their Web sites. Participants earn commissions when visitors to their Web sites click the AT&T banner ad and buy a product or service. Joining the affiliate network is free. The AT&T Business Affiliate Network […]

Level 3 Helps 8×8 Add Resellers to Channel

Wholesale carrier Level 3 Communications Inc. and VoIP provider 8×8 Inc. are working together to expand 8x8s residential and small business channel and partner programs. Because 8×8 is a member of Level 3s Enabled Master Reseller program, the wholesaler is helping the VoIP provider add channel partners to its roster. In turn, 8×8 will work […]

8×8 Calls on TMONE for Telemarketing

Total Marketing One (TMONE) is providing telemarketing services for 8×8 Inc., developer of the Packet8 broadband VoIP and videophone services.TMONE is a customer acquisition firm that will conduct inbound and outbound over-the-phone sales for Packet8s residential and business Internet phone offerings.TMONE has earned a well-deserved reputation as a telecom subscriber acquisition specialist and we are […]

5Linx Rebrands Packet8 Services

8×8 Inc., the Packet8 VoIP provider, said this week 5Linx, a network marketing company specializing in telecommunications sales, will offer Packet8 services under the re-branded Globalinx name. The Rochester, N.Y.-headquartered 5Linx sells to independent salespeople throughout the United States. “Our reps are eager and motivated to introduce their customers to the tremendous savings and benefits […]

Consumer VoIP Price War Heating Up

A price war in consumer VoIP is forcing leading market competitors to cut prices and increase services as the major players jockey for customers and market strength. In early October, both AT&T Corp. and consumer VoIP upstart Vonage Holdings Corp. cut the prices on their basic consumer packages, bringing the fees for their ‘unlimited’ packages […]

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