Santa Clara, Calif. — VoIP provider 8×8 introduced a software application that will let select smartphone owners place international calls over the Packet8 VoIP network.
Once loaded onto a phone, users can place international calls over 8×8’s network directly from the handset. According to the company, calls are carried to the Packet8 network over the subscriber’s existing cellular voice service and do not require a monthly data plan or Wi-Fi access to use. Using the VoIP network provides a cost-savings to consumers, the company said.
MobileTalk will cost $9.99 up front and $9.99/month for the first account and $4.99 for subsequent accounts. Existing Packet8 residential VoIP users will pay $4.99/month.