A new gauntlet had been thrown by Packet8 - unlimited international dialing. This is yet another momentous day for VoIP. Lay your bets now for when Vonage and the others follows suit. (or did I miss one of the others offering unlimited international dialing?)
Check out the release.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT), the Packet8 broadband Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and videophone communications service provider, announced the availability of a new, lower-priced unlimited international calling plan for Packet8 residential subscribers. The Freedom Unlimited Global plan offers unlimited residential calling to the United States and Canada as well as unlimited non-mobile and non-premium calling to the following countries and cities: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Caracas, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadalajara, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico City, Monterey, Moscow-Central, Moscow-Suburb, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Sao Paulo, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, St. Petersburg, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Replacing Freedom Unlimited Plus Asia, Freedom Unlimited Plus Europe and Freedom Unlimited Plus EuroAsia, Freedom Unlimited Global incorporates all of the countries covered under the Freedom Unlimited Plus EuroAsia plan as well as seven additional Latin American countries and cities. Freedom Unlimited Global offers international subscribers in the United States and Canada Packet 8's most extensive selection of calling destinations for a monthly service fee of $49.90, $30 less than the EuroAsia plan which had previously been offered at $79.90 per month. Existing Packet8 international subscribers may switch over to the Freedom Unlimited Global plan by calling 1-888-898-8733. In addition to unlimited monthly calling privileges, Freedom Unlimited Global includes standard Packet8 features such as Personalized Voicemail, Unlimited In-Network Calling, Caller ID, Caller ID Blocking, Call Waiting, Call Waiting ID, Call Forwarding, 3-way Conferencing, Call Return *69, Online Management & Billing, *70 Call Waiting Disable, *78/*79 Do Not Disturb, *77/*87 Anonymous Call Blocking and Distinctive Ringing for Virtual Numbers.