updated 3/8/2011 8:16:36 AM ET 2011-03-08T13:16:36

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 8, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative business communications and managed hosting solutions, today announced the release of a new mobile app for the Android market that enables 8x8 Virtual Office subscribers to use their Android-powered smartphone as an extension of their business phone service.

Available at no additional cost to 8x8 Virtual Office Unlimited Extension and Virtual Office Pro subscribers, the new 8x8 Virtual Office Mobile Android app and service offers capabilities and features including:

  • Unlimited inbound and outbound domestic calling over WiFi or 3G networks
  • Elimination of international roaming minutes through the use WiFi hotspots for international calls
  • Built-in multitasking support and background operation
  • Extension dialing, call transfers and 3-way calling
  • Direct dial from call logs, contacts and corporate directory
  • Access to Virtual Office voicemail, auto attendant and conference bridge services
  • Outbound caller ID displays Virtual Office business phone number rather than user's personal mobile phone number

With the 8x8 Virtual Office Mobile Android app and previously released iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps, business users can maintain consistently reliable and professional communications with customers, co-workers and colleagues from virtually anywhere, whether in the office using an IP desk phone or on the road with a smartphone.

"The enablement of these smartphone devices to behave like physical extensions within a company's business phone system and reduce telecom expenses through WiFi calling further illustrates the unique advantages of IP-based communications and offers yet another compelling reason for businesses of all sizes to switch to VoIP solutions," said 8x8 Chairman & CEO Bryan Martin.

Matt Warren, Technical Solutions Engineer at Via Information Tools, is frequently on the road traveling to the company's offices in Michigan, Tennessee, South Carolina, Indiana, Costa Rica and China. As a Beta tester for the 8x8 Virtual Office Mobile Android app, Warren recently used the service while out of the country and reported, "This week I am in Costa Rica, where my Verizon Droid Incredible does not work (because the cell network down here is not compatible with Verizon's network). However, when I am in a WiFi hotspot, the 8x8 Android application works great! This is a big plus for our company, as we do a lot of non-USA traveling and phone calls can be very expensive."

The 8x8 Virtual Office Mobile Android app is available as a free download from the Android Marketplace and can be used in conjunction with existing Virtual Office service plans at no additional charge. For more information about 8x8 Virtual Office business phone solutions, visit http://www.8x8.com/BusinessSolutions.aspx .

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: Lisa Kornblatt
         SS | PR
         847-415-9330
         lkornblatt@sspr.com
         
         Joan Citelli
         8x8, Inc.
         (408) 654-0970
         jcitelli@8x8.com

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