5.28.2015

Smart alternative to Fax


If you still need to send and receive faxes because your clients and suppliers use fax here’s a smarter alternative.

How it works:  (Receiving)

  1. Your client sends a fax to you at your current fax number.
  2. The online fax company receives their fax then sends the fax to your email address.
  3. You receive the fax in PDF in your inbox. You can read, print, or forward the fax.

 How it works: (Sending)

  1. The process is the same as sending an email except that in the “To...” field you need to enter; the country code, fax number,  and @onlinefaxcompany.com. Say your client’s fax number is 416-827-9234, and your online fax company is myfax.com then the “To…” field will look similar to example above.
  2. Attach the files you wanted to fax and send.
  3. Your client will receive the documents in their fax machine.

Now that you understand how online faxing works your next question would be 
how much it’ll cost you?


More benefits of online faxing:

  •  Less clutter on your desk
  • You can receive and send faxes on your mobile devices
  •  Less time to look for documents because your faxes are now searchable


As of posting, I have tested two online fax services which are RingCentral.ca and Myfax.com.
Both are reliable in sending/receiving faxes and offer a trial period. 
RingCentral provided better customer service experience than Myfax. 
It's easier to discontinue a trial account with RingCentral.
Myfax offers a longer trial period, their iOS app is easy to use.


If you have more questions on how the process works or need help on migrating to online fax
 text or drop me a line at 416-827-9234 or shoot me an email.




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