SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of Packet8 residential, business and video Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone services, announced today that it has signed an agreement with InterNET Services Corporation (ISC), the marketing, training and support arm of the Yager Network, calling for the promotion and distribution of Packet8 VoIP phone services through its network of Independent Business Owners (IBOs).
The Yager Network of IBOs are a part of Quixtar, Inc., pioneer of the successful I-commerce business model which helps IBOs achieve success through a combination of web-based marketing, the company's Independent Business Ownership Plan and the full-service infrastructure of Quixtar. Since 1999, IBOs powered by Quixtar have generated over $5.3 billion in sales at quixtar.com plus more than $396 million for Partner Stores, earning more than $1.72 billion in bonuses and other incentives. Their efforts have propelled Quixtar to be named the number one online retailer in the Health & Beauty category based on sales, and 20th among all e-commerce sites, according to Internet Retailer's "Top 500 Guide."
Utilizing proven relationship marketing techniques, Yager IBOs will market and distribute Packet8 voice and video Internet phone services to a base of thousands of IBOs and their customers worldwide.
"Our industry is Hi-Touch-oriented and this VoIP Phone Service will allow us to combine Hi-Tech with Hi Touch in our presentation and training as well as provide cost savings over traditional phone service," said Steven Yager, ISC's Senior Vice President of Global Operations.
The Packet8 VoIP solution allows Internet users to enhance the functionality of their high speed connection with a telephone service that is affordable, as easy to use as a regular telephone, and bundled with many advanced features (e.g., voice mail, caller ID, call waiting, call waiting caller ID, call forwarding, hold, line-alternate, 3-way conferencing, web access to account controls, etc.) not included with traditional circuit- switched telephone services. The standalone Packet8 VideoPhone is the industry's first exceptional quality, consumer priced videophone that uses a standard broadband internet connection to transmit high quality audio and crisp instant-on video communications.
"The network marketing channel has proven to be very successful for 8x8 as the personal relationships already in place create an effective environment for educating consumers about the features and benefits of Packet8 Internet phone services," said Huw Rees, 8x8 Vice President of Marketing & Sales. "We are very pleased to be partnering with the Yager Network of Independent Business Owners and look forward to helping them achieve success with the Packet8 line of products and services."