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Packet8 Catches Up To The Rest

I received an email notice from Packet 8 about their new features. They are the kind of features that are very logical in a VoIP phone plan and mirror the best of what AT&T CallVantage, Vonage, and Broadvoice, to name a few offer.

VOICEMAIL TO EMAIL NOTIFICATION

FOLLOW ME, FIND ME

SIMULTANEOUS RINGING ON MULTIPLE PHONE NUMBERS

7-DIGIT LOCAL DIALING

NETWORK UNAVAILABLE FORWARDING

CALL WAITING DISABLE *70 per call or all calls

Call me jaded and an early adopter, but for the first three, I've had that kind of feature with Webley (Now Communikate) since the 90s. As for the other three, they are needed and it's nice to see Packet 8 catching up to Vonage, CallVantage and the rest in the way of features for the growing user base.

In my mind these are must have features and likely will stave off voluntary churn at P8 as users want applications, not just cost savings.