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September 20, 2007

Just the Fax… (OT)

Filed under: Bill Bickel, fax, telephones — Cidu Bill @ 1:41 am

This has nothing to do with anything else, but as long as I have the attention of so many outrageously knowledgeable people…

I’m trying to get rid of my land line telephone completely, but I still need to be able to send and receive faxes. Is there a simple, computer-based method of doing so?

Thanks.

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6 Comments »

  1. Check out efax.com. I also use Norton WinFax Pro. I use my scanner to prepare the faxes, and receive them as PDFs through eFax.com in my email.

    Comment by Kent — September 26, 2007 @ 3:02 am

  2. Thanks, Kent, but I should have specified I was looking for a free option. eFax Pro costs as much as basic land line service, and their free option is worthless.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — September 26, 2007 @ 5:46 am

  3. Not sure if it relates, but have you heard of the Ooma?
    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/edwardbaig/2007-09-19-ooma_N.htm?csp=15

    Comment by Jeremy Ross — September 26, 2007 @ 7:10 am

  4. Bill

    Here are a couple

    http://www.freefax.com/
    http://faxzero.com/

    Both of these services use ads to support the ‘free-ness’ of the faxes. Which you may or may not want to be involved in.

    Comment by Nicole — September 26, 2007 @ 10:37 am

  5. I haven’t had a land line for almost 5 years. It would have been longer except for the no-fax problem. Solution? Since I wasn’t using it that much and one of my daughters was, I gave the fax machine to her. Works great. Whenever I want to send/receive a fax, I go over to her house and she feeds me too!

    Comment by Lola — September 26, 2007 @ 1:35 pm

  6. Why bother with a fax at all? Just scan the documents into PDF format and email them. I mean who the heck doesn’t have email these days?

    Or if you fax only occasionally there’s always Kinkos…

    Comment by Steven Hunter — September 26, 2007 @ 7:41 pm


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