San Jose, Calif. — VoIP provider 8x8 announced that it will begin selling its VoIP-enabled Uniden UIP160P cordless phone through Home Depot.
The 5.8GHz digital cordless will retail for a suggested $99. Once 8x8 service is activated, consumers receive a $100 mail-in rebate.
Home Depot will become 8x8’s largest retail partner and marks the emergence of VoIP as a “mass market product,” said Huw Rees, sales and marketing VP, 8x8.
Uniden’s UIP160P — announced at International CES — is expandable to 10 handsets and offers a speakerphone, 20 distinctive ring tones, caller ID, handset paging and message waiting light indicator.
8x8’s calling services include unlimited dialing within the United States and Canada for $19.99 per month which includes caller ID, call forwarding, three-way conferencing, voicemail, E-911, voicemail-to-e-mail notification, find me/follow me, simultaneous ring, seven-digit dialing and local number portability.