Bob Rankin: Free Internet Faxing

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By Bob Rankin

Dump your fax machine, the Internet has made this dinosaur obsolete. Think of the savings on toner, paper, and time when all you really need these days is a cell phone, PDA, or PC. I have a big list of sites for you that offer free Internet faxing services. Some of them are completely free, while others offer free or limited trials. Pick the online fax service that suits you best…

FaxZero lets you send free faxes from a simple web-based interface. Just enter the sender and recipient info, type in your message, and hit the “Send Free Fax Now” button. You can also fax a DOC or PDF file from your hard drive. And yes, it’s really free to send a fax to anywhere in the USA or Canada. You can send two free faxes per day, each with a maximum of three pages. To make this free service possible, a sponsor ad will appear on the cover page of your outgoing fax. I’ve written more about FaxZero in my Send a Free Fax article.

•Sign up with K7, a messaging system that will send free faxes and voicemail to your email address, with an option to view or listen to your messages via the web. You get a free fax/voicemail number which you can give to your family, friends, and business buds. Just sit back and wait for the faxes to start dropping into your inbox as email attachments. My companion article Free Inbound Faxing goes into more detail about Faxaway, an almost-free service that forwards incoming faxes to your email.

•The site Drop.io is for those who want simple. Set up a private space and drop files by fax, email, Internet, phone or widget, then share with your friends and family. Drop.io recently added the ability to send faxes from a drop or receive faxes into a drop. But some glitches have resulted in a (hopefully) temporary scaling back of the service. Currently, Standard (free) drops can receive faxes only, while Premium (paid) drops can send and receive faxes. The cost of a Premium account is $10 per gigabyte per year, so that seems like a pretty low price for a bunch of faxes. Most of my faxes are under 100KB, so that works out to over 10,000 faxes in a GB. If you include a lot of images, the size of the fax will be much higher.

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7 thoughts on “Bob Rankin: Free Internet Faxing

  1. Bob,

    Keep up the great work. As nice as it would be for every country to be covered, no one – you nor anyone else – has time to do the research to find out what works in each geographical location, and with that amount of legwork, you sure couldn’t offer that for free!

    Folks, appreciate what you’re given. If you want more, put out the effort to ‘git er done’!

  2. Obviously the freeloaders want everyone to do their work for them! Read the entire article and you’ll see that there are products included that cover other than the US. And yes, I’m American, and believe that if someone GIVES you something, either take it or leave it, but you have no right to complain about it. If it doesn’t fit your needs, then get off your lazy butt and find it yourself.

  3. Are you guys kidding? Want bloggers to search the whole world for freebies for you? Instead of complaining, do your own research and post it in the comments so other people can benefit from it. Btw I´m from Brazil, no USA.

  4. I have read a few topics and blogs with this newsletter and I agree, its all based on the States. Yoo, hoo there is another world out there. No wonder they have the baseball World Series cos as far as they are concerned, America is the WORLD.

  5. Interesting – but
    1. I take “free” to mean FREE, not free trial or low-cost !! Much of the article therefore missed the point so far as I am concerned.

    2. I agree with ‘nebeluk’ – the world is bigger than the US – don’t limit responses to coverage of US services. I, for instance, am based in Europe and would like to know about ‘local’ services which ‘I’ can use.

    regards
    Ted

  6. hi, you do realise that this internet mag is sent worlwide do you? Why give answeres that only apply to the US? Broaden your horizons a little

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