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8x8 Taps Hello Direct for VoIP Distribution

9/23/2005 09:23:00 AM Eastern

Boston — VoIP provider 8x8 announced Hello Direct as a new distribution partner this week in an effort to expand the reach of its Packet8 residential and commercial VoIP platform.

Hello Direct is a direct marketer and e-tailer of desktop telephony products for both consumer and small business customers. The company will offer 8x8’s Packet8 Internet phone services and products including the Uniden Whole House VoIP System, Packet8 videophone, BPA 410 Adapter alongside 8x8’s calling plans.

As part of the agreement, Packet8 VoIP services and products will be featured online at HelloDirect.com and in the Hello Direct catalog, mailed quarterly in the United States to over 5 million subscribers. Hello Direct will use its direct sales force to sell 8x8’s offerings.