Online Faxing (internet faxing, digital fax or e-fax) refers to sending a document facsimile using the internet which converts a fax transmission into a file or document that can be received through a fax machine. It is secure, convenient and saves money on supplies. Online Faxing can be used anywhere whether one works in an office or at home.
Online Faxing can be a big help especially to those who cannot afford to buy a fax machine. All businesses gain a lot from making use of online faxing since it cuts down on electricity bills and maintenance costs.
How Online Faxing works:
Create a document or scan a hard copy document to your computer. Choose the document one wants to send and fax number of the recipient. When one is ready to send the fax, he or she is supposed to type the recipient’s phone number, add a brief note, select the document file and send the fax. The document is usually converted and sent by the Web server to the fax server which transmits it to the recipient fax machine through Standard Telephone Network then the user receives an email that proves that the fax has been sent successfully.
When one is choosing an online faxing one should look at:
i) Good customer maintenance.
ii) Free testing period to try it out before becoming a member.
iii) No hidden fees.
iv) No start up fees.
v) No annulment fees.
vi) 200-300 liberated pages.
vii) The online faxes are normally stored in an electronic file leading to less need of storage space for paper faxes. One can also think of a password to protect the information stored in the electronic file.
viii) Even if one’s computer might be switched off at the time one is sending a fax, the receiver will still be able to obtain the fax the next time he or she puts it on. So it does not matter whether the computer is on or not when the fax is being sent.