Fax Over Web – Fax is Not Dead
In the last decade, alternative communications channels like Email and IM have gained great popularity, but good old fax machines transmitting scanned documents through traditional phone lines are still a universal part of every business are there.
In the last decade, alternative communications channels like Email and IM have gained great popularity, but good old fax machines transmitting scanned documents (aka faxmile) through traditional phone lines are still a universal part of every business are there.
Thanks to Internet-based fax services, it is now possible for business owners to send and receive faxes without investing in fax equipment. These web faxing services are not only cheaper (even free) than traditional phone lines, but also help you to realize your dream of a paperless office.
Web faxing services are not only cheap compared to conventional phone lines, they also help you get closer to the paperless office.
There are different ways to send faxes to the Internet – Some services provide a web-based interface where you can type text messages in the web form (similar to writing a mail in Yahoo) Or you can send fax as an email message to a special address given by the internet fax company. (I say special because the email address contains the number of destination fax machine)
If your fax message has formatting and images, you can upload it as a Word or PDF document on the fax service web server, specify the fax number and it will be automatically printed on the destination fax machine.
The next important question is how to select the fax company from hundred odd services on the web – well, it depends on your budget, frequency of use (are you a heavy user?) And where you want to send faxes (Destination city / country)
The phone company (www.tpc.int) is the foremost in internet faxing. They allow you to send free text messaging and rich-text documents as faxes to most of the world’s destinations.
To send faxes via TPC, you only have to type an email address with the following address: Remote-printer Line_1 / Line_2 @ 1234.iddd.tpc.int where the destination fax number is “1234” with international code. Line_1 and Line_2 will create a fax cover sheet in the following format:
Please bring this replica here:
TPC covers the world’s most popular cities, including India – you can send fax to customers located in Mumbai, Chennai and NCR (Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad).
TPC will send you an email notification if there is a problem during delivery of replication.
If you fax most documents in the US or Canada, do not look forward to FAX Zero.com – an ad-supported web-based fax service that will provide free up to three pages of fax messages. You can type text or upload it as a .doc or .pdf file and send it. The only warning is that there will be an advertisement in your fax cover sheet.
Bulk users may consider subscribing to commercial services (such as offered by eFax.com, popFax.com or myFax.com) – In addition to standard fax sending options, these services also provide virtual fax numbers, which Classical fax machine number is not different from this. This number is tied to your email address and therefore you can read your fax messages online or on your cell phone anywhere in the world.