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vested1
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Online Fax Suggestions

Post by vested1 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:17 pm

The only time I miss my land line is on the rare occasion when I need to send a fax. I used to subscribe to EFax when I was working at $15 a month, but now I may need to fax only once or twice a year, an only when the receiving party insists. I had to send one today so went down to FedEx, who charged me $11.25 for 5 pages.

Are there any suggestions for online faxing, using a scanned file or any other file on the computer. I would be interested in something that only charges by the fax, and not a monthly service. Verizon advertises an app to use with your smart phone, but it charges on a monthly basis. I would prefer not to fax with my phone, but rather from the computer.

I also worry a bit about security with "free" fax services. The fax I sent today included my SS number. In my opinion, faxes are a relic of a bygone age, and I wish they would be abandoned as such.

JBTX
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Re: Online Fax Suggestions

Post by JBTX » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:36 pm

I have used faxzero numerous times with no issues.

IowaFarmWife
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Re: Online Fax Suggestions

Post by IowaFarmWife » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:40 pm

I use Docr https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/docr-pd ... 45201?mt=8

It costs .99 per fax, but I only need to fax a few documents a year, so it is not cost prohibitive at all. It is also very easy to use.

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Re: Online Fax Suggestions

Post by runner3081 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:38 pm

Faxzero user here as well.

DesertDiva
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Re: Online Fax Suggestions

Post by DesertDiva » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:54 pm

Yet another endorsement for FaxZero.

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Re: Online Fax Suggestions

Post by whodidntante » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:58 pm

vested1 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:17 pm
I also worry a bit about security with "free" fax services. The fax I sent today included my SS number. In my opinion, faxes are a relic of a bygone age, and I wish they would be abandoned as such.
Ding ding ding. I have found that most companies will take the document via a secure online delivery method if you ask, even when a paper form or signature guarantee is involved.

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Re: Online Fax Suggestions

Post by jminv » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:25 pm

I also used to subscribe to efax. In the last two years or so there's been a move toward free fax services for a limited number of pages/faxes. I've used myfax's free service which is maximum of 2 faxes in a 24 hour period.

vested1
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Re: Online Fax Suggestions

Post by vested1 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:04 am

Thanks for all the suggestions. This particular institution wouldn't accept a secure online communication. I check out the suggested companies as I found it hard to justify the $2.49 for the first page and over $2 for each additional page at FedEx.

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Re: Online Fax Suggestions

Post by bostondan » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:25 am

This doesn't apply to everybody obviously, but physicians can get a free fax line through Doximity. That's what I use. It also claims to be HIPAA-compliant.
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Re: Online Fax Suggestions

Post by IowaFarmWife » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:48 am

bostondan wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:25 am
This doesn't apply to everybody obviously, but physicians can get a free fax line through Doximity. That's what I use. It also claims to be HIPAA-compliant.
I am not a physician, but I am a Speech Language Pathologist, and I went to their website and I was able to create an account. They were able to find my name in the data base and I was listed as "other health care provider." I'm guessing that they can access state license data bases to verify that you are indeed a health care provider. I think I will switch to this platform over the docscan that I was previously using. Thank you for the information! :)

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Re: Online Fax Suggestions

Post by mkmal1 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:55 am

Another possibility if you have a printer with fax capability and don't want to go through a 3rd party fax service is magic jack. You plug the magic jack device into the USB port of your computer and it's just like having a land line. Just plug one end of the phone cord into the fax/printer and the other into magic jack, enter the number into the fax and let it make the call just like it would on a landline. I have to fax about once a year and it works great. The other nice thing is magic jack has an app for android so you can receive/send calls with your magic jack number on your cell phone.

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Re: Online Fax Suggestions

Post by rooms222 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:16 am

I have used HelloFax to fax out and HelloSIgn to sign documents. It works on my Chromebook and PC. You get a few free faxes per month, and three free signatures.

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Re: Online Fax Suggestions

Post by Viking65 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:52 am

DesertDiva wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Yet another endorsement for FaxZero.
+4 for FaxZero. It does exactly what you are looking for. No fuss, no muss.

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