Efax or Internet faxing is simply using the Internet
to send and receive your faxes. You send or receive
your faxes using your email. It is faxing tailor made
for our Internet world.
It is faxing done right!
Internet faxing is fast, simple and easy. It is as simple as
using your email. It is also very easy to set up, anyone can
have an efax phone number and account created within minutes.
Plus, you can access your faxes anywhere, anytime. Since
Internet fax uses the Internet, you can access it wherever
you have the Internet. Nowadays, that’s just about anywhere.
Another major reason why efaxing is gaining in popularity:
it can be down-right cheap.
For a cash strapped home business owner just setting up
shop, it is a very inexpensive alternative to the old
fax machine. You save the cost of buying a fax machine,
you save the cost of setting up and maintaining an extra
phone line, plus you save the cost of all that paper and ink.
If your faxing needs are very minimum, you can have a
fax number and account for as little as $20 a year.
If your faxing needs are a little more demanding, you can
set up an efax account for around $10 a month.
For that matter, if you just want to only receive faxes, you can
get a faxing account and number for free.
For those who want a more robust faxing account, including
fax broadcasting and company faxing, there are many different
Internet faxing plans and providers to choose from that
are operating on the web. The prudent business person will
shop around and compare these different fax providers before
signing up to any one faxing service.
How does Internet faxing actually work?
Once you have signed up with the Internet fax provider that
best matches your faxing needs, you will be given a local
or toll-free fax number which you can give out to all your
business contacts. You can send and receive faxes through
You can use email programs like Windows Outlook or Windows
Office to send and receive your faxes. Some fax providers
have a free desktop application you can use to send and
receive your faxes. Faxes are usually attached to an email
in a TIFF or PDF file. Most fax services let you send a fax
by simply sending an email (destination number)@faxservice.com,
sending a fax doesn’t get any simpler than this.
Most fax providers have a web interface (website), where
you can login to access your account and faxes. You can
store your faxes online for easy access. You can send
and track your faxes from your online account. It will
tell you if your fax has arrived at its destination. Most
fax providers will also tell you the cost, especially for
international faxes which have different faxing fees from
Most of these fax providers are also flexible and completely
scalable for heavy business faxing. Even here, there is the
opportunity to save costs on your faxing budget. Rates are
very competitive and you will usually save anywhere from
20% to 30% on your normal faxing costs.
For all these reasons, Internet faxing is probably the wave
of the future as the Internet becomes more and more embedded
into our daily lives. Online Internet faxing is here to
stay. It is faxing done right.
For more information on eFax and Internet Fax Services
try this handy online Guide: Internet Faxing Online
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