The Online Fax Revolution: Have Fax Will TravelSometimes it's the little things that revolutionizes our lives, not the big ones. Just look at how a little thing like the simple email has completely changed our lives. And not only our personal lives, but also the way we do business. Just imagine how completely different our world be if we didn't have email?
Likewise, online fax has been just as revolutionary, especially when you consider how business is done in this new computer age. Companies and small business owners have embraced this new way of faxing, totally changing the workplace setting or where work is done. Since online fax is simply using your email system (your faxes are sent as email attachments) and your Internet connection, your faxes are available anywhere, anytime.
It may seem to many, using words like revolution or revolutionary to compare online fax services may be going a little overboard, but when you consider that online fax turns every portable device, such as a cell phone, PDA, laptop or netbook into a fax machine; revolutionary is the only word that comes to mind.
Revolutionary because it has changed our whole concept of where we can work and do business. It has opened up a whole new area of opportunities and has made our workplace much more mobile. We can truly take our work with us, no matter where we travel. This can have significant importance if our business depends upon faxing to make sales, obtain new clients or for communicating with our employees.
Perhaps, even more important, online fax truly modernizes the whole idea of faxing, bringing it into our computer/Internet age. It makes all our faxing chores simpler, easier and much more efficient since there are no more missed faxes because of busy signals or paper jams. You can also send and receive multiple faxes at once which can be a major benefit if your have a large client list or need to contact a large group of customers immediately.
Then you have to factor in the point that online or Internet faxing is much more cheaper than the traditional way of faxing. Especially when you factor in the low monthly costs since most online fax services run around $10 a month, but you can find much better rates if you shop around and your faxing needs are minimum. Plus, you don't have the monthly cost of an extra fax phone line because everything is handled with your computer and your email system. You also don't have the monthly expense of inks, toners and paper since online fax is totally paperless faxing.
In order to use online fax you have to first sign up to an Internet fax service provider who acts as an intermediary to handle all your faxes. You are given an online account or interface where you can logon and check your faxes. You can also send your faxes from this online account, but there are many different ways to send your faxes. You can use your email system and many companies also have a desktop application which you can use to send and receive your faxes.
Perhaps, one of the most beneficial aspects of using these online fax services, you can get your own local or Toll-Free fax number within seconds of signing up. Within minutes you can be sending and receiving your faxes from wherever in the world you're located.
How revolutionary is that?