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Packet8 VideoPhones On Stargate SG-1 And Stargate Atlantis

July 21, 2005

How cool is this?

Packet8 has announced that the Sci-Fi Channel's "Stargate SG-1" and "Stargate Atlantis" will be implementing new characters in their new seasons...Packet8 IP VideoPhones.

I'll tell my guy friends this exciting news, but I'm sure they already knew about it...they've all been particularly eager to watch this new season in which "Farscape" alumna Claudia Black joins the cast, wearing tight leather outfits. It must be because of those video phones they're so eager to watch...


Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis to Feature Packet8 VideoPhones in Upcoming New Episodes

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, two of television's most popular science fiction shows, kicked off their seasons last week with a sleek, new communications device on the set -- the Packet8 VideoPhone from voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and videophone communications service provider 8x8, Inc. .
In addition to featuring the Packet8 VideoPhone during upcoming episodes, Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis will be the center of a national consumer sweepstakes that gives fans an opportunity to win a trip to the Stargate sets along with Packet8 VideoPhones and Freedom Unlimited residential service plans. And as an added bonus, winners will be able to make videophone calls to the set and have video visits with the shows' main characters.
"The Stargate placement is perfect for the Packet8 VideoPhone from both an application and audience demographic standpoint," said 8x8 Vice President of Marketing & Sales Huw Rees. "We think that when Stargate fans see how great the Packet8 VideoPhone works on their favorite show, they will be motivated to purchase one of their own to feel more connected with the program as well as with their family and friends."
The Packet8/Stargate sweepstakes invites fans to participate by answering a few trivia questions about the Stargate series and submitting an online entry form. Additional contest details can be found at
Previously, Packet8 VideoPhones have been placed on the sets of many prime time television shows including: Alias, 24 - The Series, King of Queens, Law & Order SVU, Will & Grace, Stargate Atlantis, Medical Investigation, Eyes, and Navy NCIS. Product Integration and Promotions firm, Eclipse Worldwide, coordinated these appearances, as well as the promotion.
Available direct to consumers at, the $99 Packet8 VideoPhone is being sold with a two year service plan, which includes unlimited voice and video calls worldwide to another Packet8 VideoPhone as well as unlimited local and long distance voice-only calls to any phone number in the U.S. or Canada. The Packet8 VideoPhone uses a standard broadband internet connection to transmit high quality audio and crisp instant-on video communications. Previous videophone technology has been limited by bandwidth capabilities of the PSTN (public switched telephone network), which hampered the delivery of crisp real-time video images. Because it is based on SIP, an international internet protocol standard, the Packet8 VideoPhone achieves a level of technology and performance sophistication previously not possible.
About 8x8, Inc.
VoIP (voice over internet protocol) service provider 8x8, Inc. offers internet-based telephony solutions ( for individual residential and business users as well as small to medium sized business organizations. In addition to regular Packet8 VoIP service plans, priced as low as $19.95 per month for unlimited anytime calling to the U.S. and Canada, 8x8 now offers the $99 Packet8 VideoPhone, the industry's first stand alone broadband consumer videophone with worldwide video calling for $19.95 per month. Packet8 Virtual Office, 8x8's VoIP solution for small to medium sized businesses, is a hosted PBX service comprised of powerful business class features. For additional company information, visit 8x8's web site at
About Eclipse Worldwide
Based in Menlo Park, CA, and with offices in Los Angeles, Eclipse Worldwide is a brand marketing company that specializes in product placement, entertainment marketing and other highly leveraged marketing vehicles. For additional information, please visit their website at

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