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  1. motley me

    motley me Guest

    I had my fax machine die last week and i am trying to decide if i should
    bite the bullet and buy another or go to an internet fax service.

    Any of you guys using one? Any good ones to try or bad ones to avoid?
     
  2. Petem

    Petem Guest

    you can receive your fax directly on your computer if you have a modem\fax
    conected to it.
    there's even some software that will transfert them as email and will send
    it to your email, and if that email is sent to your pda\phone you can read
    it on the road

    of course thats taking care of receiving email, sending is ok if your docs
    are in electronic format, but if you want to scan a file and send it by fax
    you will need a scanner, a all in one printer should do the trick on that
    point, not only you will have a photocopier but at the same time you can
    scan what ever you want.. even old family photo and reprint them for the
    family..
     
  3. A.J.

    A.J. Guest

  4. alarman

    alarman Guest

  5. motley me

    motley me Guest

    That's what i had essentitally, except it was an all in on printer with
    fax. I don't really want to send and recieve through the computer modem, as
    i have had some issues with that in the past. Lost one whole conputer to a
    lightning strike to the phone line back when dial up was the greatest.
     
  6. motley me

    motley me Guest

    I looked a their site,but they don't offer a local exchange for me or a
    toll free exchange. otherwise they looked promising.
     
  7. motley me

    motley me Guest

  8. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    Check with your telco - mine (Telus - www.telus.com) offers a
    fax-to-email service that sends your incoming faxes to up to three email
    addresses in PDF or TIF format. They even give you a dedicated number
    in your own area code, and/or a toll-free number. It doesn't have
    outgoing support, but an $80 all-in-one can handle that... or pick up an
    old used fax machine at a flea market or something.
     
  9. motley me

    motley me Guest

    Thanks i will look into that. The all in one i was using will send most of
    the time so i could use it if needed. I dont send all that much
     
  10. Matt Ion

    Matt Ion Guest

    If you don't need to send existing hardcopy, a faxmodem in the computer
    will always do the trick too. Use a cheap scanner with it if you do
    need hardcopy.
     
  11. Bob La Londe

    Bob La Londe Guest

    I use myfax.com with a toll free number. I had my old landline number
    forwarded to it and canceled the copper line. $10 a month. (plus what the
    phone company charges me for my old fax number). If I just used the toll
    free number for incoming, and gave up my old fax number of a decade it would
    just cost me $10 a month. Works great for the number of faxes I send or
    receive, and its cheap. Incoming faxes are e-mailed to me as pdf
    attachments. To send a fax I just attach the file to an e-mail and send it
    to (their number)@myfax.com from the e-mail address I have associated with
    my account. I can actually associate multiple e-mail addresses, but
    realistically I only need one for that. I can send faxes from anywhere I
    can get on the internet as I use an address with web as well as client
    interface capability.

    Most popular file formats are supported as attachments for sending. I still
    have a mechanical fax machine that get use once in a while, but most times I
    just don't need it. I might find it more convenient to use the machine
    maybe once or twice a month now. I just have it on my voice line and set it
    not to answer incoming calls at all. Delivery confirmation and delivery
    failure notices are e-mailed back to me, and I set up that account to sort
    all files (sent/received/confirmations/etc into different folders.) Makes
    it easy to delete spam faxes to.
     
  12. Petem

    Petem Guest

    there a surge protector for such thing...
     
  13. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    I use Ringcentral.com , super versatile. Also have it for swinging receiver
    numbers and office phones.
     
  14. Frank Olson

    Frank Olson Guest

    Tsk, tsk, tsk... I never took you for a "swinging receiver number"...
    but hey!! This group has every type now!! ;-)
     
  15. I've been using TrustFax for over a year now, and have been very pleased. You
    can get a dedicated local number, or an 800 number, inbound and outbout faxing,
    emailing of faxes either direction and some other stuff. The cheaper plans are
    quite inexpensive.
     
  16. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest


    Heh! It's a lifestyle choice, :)
     
  17. motley me

    motley me Guest

    it was on one.
     
  18. motley me

    motley me Guest

    Thanks. i will have a look at them.
     
  19. motley me

    motley me Guest

    Thanks. They are on the short list
     
  20. Petem

    Petem Guest

    5$ for a surge protector is a good price at first.....
     
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