Working from home meant that you had to invest a large amount of office equipment to keep in touch with the outside world copy machines, fax machines, computers, etc. and the expense of an additional phone line. But the Internet has changed all this. Now you can stay connected while working from your home office, even without a fax machine or even a phone line. Here are some tips for sending and receiving faxes without a phone line or fax machine.
There are some things you need to start sending and receiving faxes without a phone line.
Access to Internet
Set up an Internet Fax account
The first step is to create an email account. Having an email account is important for the online faxing process. You send faxes almost as emails. When you send your faxes, you receive receipt receipts sent directly to your email account. Because people send back faxes and replies, they will also be sent to your email. If you do not already have an e mail account, you can register for free via your Internet service provider or through many online businesses. Websites like Google, Yahoo and many others help you get an email address for free.
The second step is to create an internet fax account. There are many companies that you can use for this service. With sites like eFax, Maxemail or MyFax, you can pay a monthly fee to send and receive faxes. With this monthly fee you are assigned a fax number for your own use that you can give to people. This fee also includes storage capacity and file extension options in how to receive your incoming faxes.
Most Internet Fax companies have a free trial period. If for some reason you do not like a particular company, its easy to switch to another that better suits your needs.
The first step to sending a fax without a telephone line is to log in to your internet fax account. Then you get the document ready to send. If you already have the document already in file format on your computer, it can be uploaded directly to your internet fax account. Or, if you only have a copy of your document or photo, you can transfer the document to your computer using a scanner. Once the document is on your computer in file format, you can upload it to your internet fax account. Enter the number to which you want to send the fax. You will be able to write a message to the recipient, which will also act as a cover. And your fax is sent to the recipient without using a telephone line or fax machine.
If someone wants to send a fax, they simply call your fax number to their fax machine. Their fax machine translates the information and sends it to you via the phone line. The Internet Fax Service receives data and translates it into an image file. The Internet service then sends the image file to your e mail address. You can then open your usual email account and view the message, open the attachment and view the file.
Average monthly cost
Depending on how many pages you fax during a month and how many minutes each fax uses, the average monthly cost of Internet fax services will differ. Some companies offer fax services for as little as seven dollars a month. But the average price is about ten dollars. Depending on the company, this monthly service contains different items. Some companies offer unlimited pages on the fax to be sent and received, others have a page limit and take you as many cents for each page that exceeds that limit. You can stop paying more than 10 dollars a month if you send and receive many faxes. There are websites online that offer reviews on Internet phone service to help you get the most out of your money and get associated with a company that best fits your fax needs. You can read other users comments to find out how they liked the company.
You will find that sending faxes without a phone line or fax machine has never been easier than using an Internet Fax service. Keep in touch while working from your home office without having to buy or rent expensive office equipment. Enjoy working with the comfort of your home with nothing but your computer.