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Roger R. Patzold

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Tried searching for a thread but I am not very good with the search.

I am looking to not replace my fax machine. Hardly get any faxes anymore that are not junk.

Some clients will insist on faxing.

I would like to know which providers are better at taking a client's fax and converting it to an email to be forwarded to me.

Any help will be appreciated.<><
 

harapp

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Computer fax

BVRP ( now part of Avanquest ) has software called Classic Phone Tools that allows you to send/receive faxes through your computer. Type BVRP in search engine to access website. Then type in " fax " upper left and list of products will be displayed. The $30 one works fine. No need to spend more unless you want more bells and whistles. They let you try it free for 30 days. Got rid of my stand alone fax machine two years ago and have never regretted it. This software has proven to be very reliable. Hope this helps.
BTW--one time purchase price---no monthly fees
 
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Mr Rex

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I use myfax. Send 100 pages, receive 200 pages per month for $10. http://www.myfax.com/. Others swear by efax and there are many others. Google or Yahoo internet fax, and you will get a ton of responses.
 

PLCG

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I have been using extreme fax for about three years now. It is internet based. I like the fact that it receives faxes whether your computer is on or off. My computer is off when I am not using it. You can choose the ways you want to be notified when a fax arrives. Faxes can be viewed on your computer or online - which might be good if you have the web on your cell phone.
 

TJSum

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I use myfax. Send 100 pages, receive 200 pages per month for $10. http://www.myfax.com/. Others swear by efax and there are many others. Google or Yahoo internet fax, and you will get a ton of responses.

I agree with Rex, go with one of the online fax services, I use efax, one of the best changes you can make if you haven't already. No more fax machine and no more paying for that extra phone line. It also cost $10 per month, but much cheaper than that second phone line and fax machine and supplies.

Whenever a fax arrives they send you an email, you can pull it up as an email or go to the website to access it. Another advantage is you can check for faxes wherever you have access to email, instead of having to be at your office to see the paper fax.:beer:
 

Mr Rex

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I went from a land line and separate fax line (+/-$150 per month_ to VOIP phone and myfax (under $50). Toll free fax line now with myfax BTW.
 

TJSum

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Rex, which VOIP service did you go with? I am not sure if this is allowed on the forum, but I went with VOIP (the actual company name) for my office/home phone and it was a living h*ll. Then I went to Vonage with no problems, it cut my phone bill in half.
 

Jason S

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We use myfax. No special programs needed to view faxed since they are turned into a PDF.

& we can receive and send from more than 1 email address. We have it set up where all incoming faxes come to both my partner & myself as well as our assistant.
 

TJSum

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Good points also Jason. Another advantage, you can just save the PDF fax to your computer, only printing out the faxes that need printing, this also cuts back on expenses.
 

Mr Rex

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Rex, which VOIP service did you go with? I am not sure if this is allowed on the forum, but I went with VOIP (the actual company name) for my office/home phone and it was a living h*ll. Then I went to Vonage with no problems, it cut my phone bill in half.

Time Warner. I am probably going to Vonage and save another few $$$.:)
 
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