Friday, November 17, 2006

Packet8 doing everything to get out of hole

Since it received a notice of delisting, 8x8's packet8 service has been making deals like crazy. Launched a softphone. Announced T.38 fax support. Claimed 5000 Business customers. Office Depot became a retail partner. Now Yahoo is publishing this PR:

"Broadband National, the leading online marketing company that promotes digital services in the U.S., has announced a new joint alliance with 8x8, Inc., provider of Packet8 residential, business and video VoIP phone services....The agreement will allow Broadband National to offer their residential and business customers Packet8's affordable and easy to use Internet telephone and videophone services. The Packet8 residential phone service allows anyone with broadband (high-speed) Internet access to use their regular phone to make unlimited calls to anywhere in the U.S. and Canada for only $19.99 per month. Packet8 Virtual Office, 8x8's hosted IP-PBX service for small to medium sized businesses, gives SMBs access to a powerful corporate-class phone system, complete with unlimited calling in the U.S. and Canada, for just $39.99 per month/extension. ... In return, 8x8 will refer their customers who need broadband to complete their VoIP installation to Broadband National's online comparative shopping website, or directly to one of Broadband National's call centers." is a shopping site for 50 BB companies including Comcast, AT&T, Sprint, Qwest, Dlink, Time Warner, and Verizon.

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