How To Choose The Right Email Fax

Choosing Email Fax - What To Consider?

Nowadays, Internet faxing services come with more or less the same features and price tags. Especially for the major players in the industry, the e-faxing plans are so alike that at certain point, I feel that it makes no sense to write a comparison guide.

But still, there are some small differences between these online faxing companies and here’s the checklist to assist you in choosing the service plan that fits you the best.

Checklist: 15 Deciding Factors On Email Fax

How To Choose The Right Email Fax First and foremost, how many pages you need to fax per month? The number of fax pages decides which Internet service plan you should go with.
How To Choose The Right Email Fax Do you send out faxes more; or do you receive faxes more? Some companies combine the pages you send and receive in your service plan, others segregate the pages sent and pages received. You will need to decide which option suits your needs the best.
How To Choose The Right Email Fax Is the company charging reasonably as compare to its competitors? Avoid services that are charging too much or too low.
How To Choose The Right Email Fax Most companies supply local numbers for limited countries. If you are living in United States, U.K., and major countries in Europe, this won’t be a major problem. However if you are living outside these countries like me in Malaysia, be very careful with the term ‘local numbers’ – the term local means local states number in United States; not local numbers in your country. I found eFax and MyFax cover most countries in the world when compare to others but I am not 100% certain.
How To Choose The Right Email Fax How long do you wish to store your faxes in the company data server?
How To Choose The Right Email Fax Does the company support fax-search features? If you need to retrieve back your fax record regularly, then a search function is very much needed. Go for those that provide search feature.
How many email addresses you wish to add to the faxing service? Some companies allow users to use unlimited email addresses to send and receive fax, others limit the email address to be added to the service.
How To Choose The Right Email Fax Does the company encrypt the faxes? Do you need such security feature for your faxes?  
How To Choose The Right Email Fax Do you wish to keep your existing fax line. If yes, then you need to look for company (suggestions: eFax, MyFax, and Fax87) that provides number porting or call forwarding features.
How To Choose The Right Email Fax It is critically important to know whether you will be allowed to fax from any physical locations – though most online faxing companies nowadays give you the ability to send right from your email account.
How To Choose The Right Email Fax Does the company charge on setup fees? Most Internet faxing companies (including those very good ones!) do not apply setup fees these days so it’s pretty pointless to go with those that do.
Most companies charge more for international faxes. If you need to send a lot of faxes overseas, then further investigation on international fax rates is needed.
How To Choose The Right Email Fax

Run a quick check on the company’s reputation. Search for Internet faxing user reviews site (like this one); check company’s record with Better Business Bureau (BBB), Rip-Off Report,  as well as Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

How To Choose The Right Email Fax Do you need a dedicated fax line? If yes, check out if the company supplies one; and, at what cost?
How To Choose The Right Email Fax Do you need an extra toll free line? If yes, check out if the company supplies one; and, at what cost?
How To Choose The Right Email Fax Estimate the number of pages fax you need to send and receive monthly; run a quick sum of all the little fees – monthly subscription fees, overage fees, fees for extra email address, fees for a dedicated fax line, and setup fees (if there’s any); do some basic calculation and sort out the cost per fax page for each service provider.
How To Choose The Right Email Fax Does the company provide smart phone apps for its service? If yes, Android or iPhone or both?

 

Featured Email Faxing Services

Here’s a few recommendation to get you started with your first online faxing.

Send A Fax Online With MyFax Send A Fax Online With eFax Send A Fax Online With RingCentral Send A Fax Online With RapidFax Send A Fax Online With Fax87
MyFax eFax RingCentral RapidFax Fax 87

 

 

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