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Webbed Feet

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I use FaxMicro and have been happy now for several months. If you need to cut the costs of a phone line, or need internet faxing for things like seeing your faxes via a Blackberry for example, give it try. The price is right!

http://faxmicro.com?qagent=906

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Non Sequitur

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Looks like a good deal. I've been with e-fax 3+yrs and IIRC they're up to $16.95 per month.
 

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Mr. Kennedy,

Yes it is pretty darn easy really. The instruction web page you linked is accurate to my experience so far. I prepaid for several months worth and got a free month that way. They send me a invoice each month to show my remaining credit on my account. I believe they ask for three months at at time minimum on initial sign up. Not too harrowing an amount. ;)

One of the really big things that got me to go with FaxMicro is I tested their "Live Chat" technical response before I signed up. I was really pleased that a live person answered in short order on each of several tests. Obviously, the people could speak English as the written back and forth messages were well understood. The techs were even pleasant, even though I told them I was just testing them, and answered questions I had. Damn, I LIKED that! I was able to find a buck a month cheaper through some other services. But I could NOT find cheaper with the kind of immediate tech assist in the form of that "Live Chat" if I needed it! I personally could not rationalize saving $12 a year at the cost of no decent tech support to save it.

Local numbers turned out to be a small issue. They do not have "local" numbers for every State in the union. Since most the mortgage companies are in CA, I opted for one located in a popular prefix of CA, inspite of the fact I am in Oregon. The reality is I just do not get that many faxes anymore. So many people understand emailing with attachments that fax use is just dying. If you don't care for this, then an entire $9.95 a month for an 800 number dedicated to you for a fax number is pretty damn good! I went for the $4.95 a month "Local" number in CA myself. It made sense. Giant communication companies like Comcast are all going to digital land lines with no long distance charges. So a LOT of people could today give a rip if they have to dial what used to be a long distance fax number or not.

I use my land line for outgoing faxes. So numbers of those through the FaxMicro system was not a factor for me. But I have a digital land line now, so no long distance. Regardless FaxMicro has quite a few very nice choices to send outgoing through them if you like, even right from your appraisal software.

For me, it was all a win / win. Lowered costs. Hassle free. And incoming faxes are all stored on my computer in PDFs now. PDF's of them allow me to even place them in exhibit sheets in my appraisal software! ;)

If you decide to go for it, you'd do me a small favor signing up through the following link. If you do I get a benny for the referral. It costs you nothing to use the link for signing up.

http://faxmicro.com?qagent=906

Thank You!

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Matt Anzaldo

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This looks like a good service BUT 5 cents per page outbound? If you fax alot of outbound files the monthly fees could be much higher than you think.

$4.95 or $9.95 for unlimited inbound faxes is a plus, if you get alot of inbound faxes this could save you money vs. other services.

I personally use myfax.com, $10 per month flat, 200 inbound, 100 outbound, of course additional fees is you go over the limit, BUT I have had the service for 3 years and have never gone over. For a small appraisal company with few employees (1-2) this is a perfect e-fax soulution. $10 a months, you can't beat that!

Give myfax.com a look and shop around there are alot of e-fax companies to choose from.
 

Mike Kennedy

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Webbed - thanks. I'll check it out. I send almost Zero faxes..... my main interest is 20-50 page packs of incoming LEGAL docs, deeds, trust & estate docs, divorce docs including opposition appraisals to review, etc ....... from my attorney clients who INSIST on faxing versus emailing in PDF or WORD.



MATT: does Myfax also have immediate tech assist in the form of that "Live Chat" with English speaking personnel?
 
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PLCG

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I've been using www.extremefax.com for years. It's under $7 per month and free in and outbound faxes - I think they are up to 200 or 300 pages a month now.
It works great!
 

Matt Anzaldo

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Webbed - thanks. I'll check it out. I send almost Zero faxes..... my main interest is 20-50 page packs of incoming LEGAL docs, deeds, trust & estate docs, divorce docs including opposition appraisals to review, etc ....... from my attorney clients who INSIST on faxing versus emailing in PDF or WORD.



MATT: does Myfax also have immediate tech assist in the form of that "Live Chat" with English speaking personnel?

I don't know. I didn't need any assistance, the e-faxes go to my email, it's pretty simple to understand.
 

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To All,

I do agree, study all the different ones carefully to find your own sweetspot in services.

One thing I found pretty much universal is "Free Local Numbers" generally means you get to pick a prefix from one of the only three or so States they have them in. None of the services have local prefixes for all 50 States. As monthly fee goes up, or down, there is always a trade off somewhere else. Just like "uReach.com" the $5.99 a month for a 800 number sounded fantastic until you see that is with a 10 cent a page fee both incoming and outgoing. Sites with both incoming and outgoing page credits, with no extra charge within the credit number, always have higher per page fees if you go over your credit number. The credit numbers are not really per page. Careful reading finds that with high graphic or resolution faxes a single page, that takes several minutes to send or receive, is counted as multiple pages, not one page. So read it all, and be careful with all the "fine print" so you fully understand what you are getting.

I'll only make one more pitch for FaxMicro. If you study the FaxMicro site well, you'll see an offer to "Partner" with them. It costs you nothing to do this. They give you a "Referral" link, like I posted above and below as mine. If someone signs up using your referral link, you get $20 credited to your account. ;) For me that equals four months of service and it cost the person signing up nothing for it. Also, they have preprogramed web site commands you can copy and paste right into your own web site for this referral program. Consider, getting only a two or three "referrals" a year as a "partner?" Factor that into your costs and try and find any other internet faxing site doing this.

Considering I don't care about outgoing faxes anyway, the tech support, the pricing, and the partnership program possibilities, I decided to try FaxMicro out of the many I looked at. If you are like minded with me, I'd appreciate the use of my link for the referral benny! ;) If Mr. Kennedy does this, let him "Partner" and then somebody give him a referral if anyone else joins! It's not a secret, and the more the merrier.

http://faxmicro.com?qagent=906

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Narkissos

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Give myfax.com a look and shop around there are alot of e-fax companies to choose from.
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Have to agree with Matt. Myfax is pretty simple, plus at $10 a month it is a good deal. I have been using them for the past 6 months without an issues.

Mike, I did need have some questions when I first signed up and yes they did have live tech support with English speaking individuals.
 
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