> Articles > Software
Internet Fax -- New Way to Send and Receive Faxes
by Kwan H Lo
Internet Fax is a new technology which
allows consumers to send and receive fax by email. This service is both
cost effective and convenient to use for home users and small businesses.
Everything goes online,
including faxing service. Internet fax service is a convenient way to send
and receive faxes via the internet. There is no need to install a fax
machine, fax modem, and additional phone line. You can send and receive
faxes by email anytime anywhere with internet access.
This is how internet fax
service works: when you subscribe to internet fax service, you will
receive a local or toll free fax number. Received faxes are converted into
picture files and routed directly to your inbox. You can read and respond
to the faxes on the laptop even when you are on vacation. Sending faxes is
just as easy. Faxes can be sent from email, the web or using the software
program provided by the internet fax company.
Internet fax service provides some major advantages to home and
business users. First of all, if you are a business person who needs to
travel a lot, internet fax would be a perfect choice for you.
With internet fax service,
you donít need to ask someone else to forward the faxes to you, look for a
faxing center on the road or pay for high faxing cost in the hotels. You
can send and receive faxes anytime anywhere with internet access just as
you send and receive email.
Secondly, the faxes
received are stored as digital files so they are more organized in your
computer. You donít need to carry piles of paper when you attend a
business meeting or search through an entire folder looking for an old fax
Thirdly, internet fax
service is cost effective. You can save on the initial investment of
equipments and additional phone line, as well as maintenance fee, paper
and toner cost.
Lastly, internet fax saves
you a lot of hassles associated with fax machine. You donít need to worry
about paper jam, broken machine, busy signals, low toner, misplaced paper
or machine run out of fax paper. You can read your faxes anytime from your
inbox at home, in your office or while traveling on the road.
With the increasing
popularity of laptop computers and wireless or broadband internet access,
internet fax service is gaining public awareness. It is also an economical
and convenient alternative to traditional faxing via fax machine and fax