Santa Clara, Calif. — VoIP provider 8×8 has reached a deal with the organization winding down SunRocket’s shuttered business to transition their service over to Packet8.
Under the agreement, 8×8 will waive its start-up costs and offer a month’s worth of free service to SunRocket customers making the switch. According to 8×8, SunRocket will communicate with its 200,000-plus subscribers through an email and voicemail campaign and suggest they sign up for 8×8’s residential VoIP telephone service.
According to 8×8 CEO Bryan Martin, the firm has also made arrangements with its network operator to speed the porting of SunRocket phone numbers onto the 8×8 network.
SunRocket was the second largest pure-play VoIP telephony provider before it abruptly terminated its service this week. The Vienna, Va.-based company shut down without giving advanced notice to its customers.