updated 12/9/2010 8:16:24 AM ET 2010-12-09T13:16:24

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Desk, a purveyor of environmentally friendly executive office suites in the New York City metropolitan area, has added Virtual Office VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) business phone service from 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT) to the collection of sustainable products and services it offers tenants of its fully furnished flexible office spaces.

With the economic downturn forcing many businesses to downsize and previously employed professionals to launch new independent ventures, Green Desk is witnessing growing demand for month-to-month rental office space and has constructed a blueprint for affordable, environmentally responsible virtual offices and meeting rooms. Each space is fully wired with super high-speed Internet access and energy efficient lighting and offers other green amenities such as recycled furniture and paper products, fresh organic coffee, shared bicycles and 8x8's cloud-based VoIP phone service.

"8x8's Virtual Office business phone service fits in beautifully with Green Desk's environment, from both a functional and philosophical standpoint," said Uri Zucker, general manager of Green Desk. "Not only does the Virtual Office service use far less energy than equipment laden, premises-based alternatives, it also enables our tenants to customize features and settings according to their own individual needs and facilitates mobility when working from home or travelling to appointments."

Currently in three New York area locations with two additional sites under construction, Green Desk maintains more than 150 8x8 Virtual Office phone numbers and extensions which are made available to tenants on an as needed basis. Within minutes after setting up a work space in a Green Desk office suite, a business' phone service, complete with unique auto attendants, ring groups, music on hold and more, is activated from an online account portal users can self navigate or with assistance from 8x8 customer support personnel at no charge.  When the business vacates the suite, the phones and phone numbers remain intact for the next tenant to customize and use accordingly.

"Affordability and flexibility are of critical importance to us and our tenants, and with 8x8's solution, we are getting the best of both worlds," added Zucker. "The low cost, unlimited calling service plan means there will be no surprise toll charges at the end of each month and the web-based configuration capabilities combined with the plug and play functionality of the service maximizes our tenants productivity while enhancing their professional image."

8x8 Virtual Office business phone service is deployed over a standard broadband Internet connection and can be accessed using a service compatible desktop IP phone, an 8x8 PC soft phone and headset or an iPhone/iPad or iPod Touch. Unlimited calling monthly service plans are priced at $29.99 per month and include dozens of standard features such as Auto Attendant, Extension Dialing, Music/Messaging on Hold, Ring Groups, Voicemail to Email, Conference Bridge, Caller ID, Advanced Call Forwarding and more.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT) leverages its patented software technologies to deliver high quality voice solutions and integrated messaging and video to businesses of any size with employees in any location on a wide variety of business telephony, web and mobile platforms.  8x8 also offers managed hosting and cloud-based computing services. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com , or connect with 8x8 on Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT:  8x8, Inc.	
          Joan Citelli
          (408) 654-0970
          jcitelli@8x8.com

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