Five Solid Reasons To Use An Internet Fax Service

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  • Author Titus Hoskins
  • Published April 11, 2006
  • Word count 855

Online or Internet Fax Services are becoming extremely popular with our ever increasingly mobile workplace and workforce. As we become more mobile, we want the ability to receive and send faxes through our email and the Internet. It's as simple as that!

Receive and send your faxes anywhere, anytime.

Plus, you have no more paper jams, no more bulky fax machines, no more busy signals and no more return trips to the office to retrieve that important fax at 10 o'clock at night!

If you need more convincing about the advantages of using or switching to an Internet Fax Service, here's a short list of reasons:

*Convenience

There's a great deal of convenience to receiving and sending your faxes through your email. You can access it anywhere and anytime; wherever and whenever you access your computer and the Internet.

Your faxes are right at your fingertips - just one click away.

You receive a local or toll-free fax number that you can give out to all your contacts. You can also store all your faxes online or on your computer's hard-drive, so you know exactly where your faxes are. You know exactly where to find that important fax when you need it. No more scrambling through files or garbage bends to find your faxes. No more missed faxes because of busy signals, not to mention the decrease in all that foul language as there are no more paper jams.

*Mobility

Perhaps, the most important feature or selling point for using an Internet or email fax service is mobility. Since you receive and send faxes through your email system and the Internet you can access them anywhere, anytime.

This is great for mobile professionals, traveling sales people, real estate agents, onsite builders, etc. Our workplaces and workers are becoming very mobile at a very fast rate - just in the last five or ten years we have seen the explosion in the popularity of cell phones, PDAs, Wi-Fi, Wireless Broadband, and portable laptop computers. All these new technologies have changed how we do business and how we communicate.

Internet or email fax fits perfectly into this mix and gives us the means to take our work on the road.

*Easy To Use

Internet fax is as easy as using your email. How hard can that be? Most, if not all email fax providers have a Web Interface (online site) where you can log onto and do all your faxing chores. Send and receive your faxes. Most fax services also allow you to store your faxes online for easy access.

Most Internet fax services will work with Windows Outlook and Windows Office. Some have free desktop applications that you can download and place on your desktop which allows you to send and receive your faxes.

Finally, most services let you send a fax by just sending an email, i.e. (destination number)@yourfaxservice.com - It doesn't get any easier than that.

*Inexpensive

Internet fax can be very inexpensive, especially if you only have modest faxing needs. If you send or receive just a few faxes each month you can purchase a very inexpensive monthly or yearly plan from many of the major fax providers. Many of these Internet fax services have various plans and fees; finding one that matches your faxing needs can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Really modest fax users can get an Internet fax service for a few dollars a month. One of the major service providers, eFax will even let you have a Free account where you can receive up to 20 faxes a month for free, but be aware that you will have to upgrade to a paid service to send faxes. Another service, Send2Fax Prepaid charges you $0.15 for every fax and a $20 deposit along with a very low $1.95 monthly fee.

For a person starting a home business or office, using an online fax service will save you the extra cost of purchasing a fax machine and an extra phone line. Actually, online faxing may save your company or organization around 85% on up front costs and 34% on monthly costs of traditional fax servers. This is a great plus.

Most online fax services are business-ready, and are completely flexible and scalable to meet all your company's faxing requirements. Fax broadcasting to a large number of recipients can also be more cost-effective with these online services. There's usually special custom pricing for companies.

*Compatibility

Lastly, in a world that's constantly changing, having a faxing system that's compatible to all the latest gadgets and gizmos, is more important than it may seem at first glance. As our communication and business tools keep changing with the introduction of new hardware and services, Internet or email fax will work with all of these new inventions: Laptops, PDAs, Cell Phones, Wi-Fi, VoIP, Wireless Broadband, Satellite Internet, come what may...

Choosing an Internet fax service will meet all your present and future personal and business faxing needs. It is the right choice at the right time. Discover the advantages of an email fax service for yourself. Easy to use, affordable, mobile, accessible and compatible.

For more information on Internet Fax Services try this handy online Guide: http://www.internetfaxingonline.com

© 2006 Titus Hoskins. This article may be freely distributed if this resource box stays attached.

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