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Mudassar Hassan

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7 Free Fax Services

If you want to fax a document with pictorial or text, there is a need for services. Those services could be done through online means as well as offline sources. In here, we have discussed seven potential and free of cost fax services. To attain the goal of faxing a document, certain measures are supposed to be taken.

Steps for a Perfect Fax

Below are some steps that are ought to be followed for perfect fax.

Step 1: Upload document in the DOCX or PDF format by going to the file where the document is saved.

Step 2: Use online applications on Android or iOS operating systems.

Step 3: Get a free of cost fax number which is given by the service provider and then give it to others to fax important documents on the same number.

Step 4: Also give out your email address to get faxes.

7 Best and Free of Cost Fax Services

Now that you know how to upload a document to fax someone or give out the number to get faxed by another person, we can move on to the services that facilitate others with the best free faxing options.

eFax Free

eFax Free

Pros:

  • Best for those who need to receive only ten faxes

Cons:

  • You are bound to install eFax software to view faxes

eFax Free is a plan that facilitates user with a free of cost fax number. The number is such that it could be shared for getting fax through your email address. However, you will surely need software to view the eFax viewing. Each month only ten faxes would be received free of cost.

Otherwise, the credit will be required to use the services. In short, it is the best way to get ten faxes per month. In order to get the number changed on your area code, you have to have more than ten faxes from others. Other options to avail area code are through sending and receiving more faxes or upgrading the eFax Plus plan.

 

Sending Free Fax (from Outlook, MS Word, or PowerPoint)

Sending Free Fax (from Outlook, MS Word, or PowerPoint)

Pros:

  • Totally free of cost faxing services
  • Windows is on which it is built

Cons:

  • Phone line along with modem is required

Almost all Microsoft Office versions have the ability to allow you to send faxes through PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, and Word. However, to avail the feature, you are bound to have “Fax Services Installation” or “Windows Fax Printer Driver”. In order to use the feature, you have to choose from these two options. What you need to note here is that there are some Windows that come with service or the driver.

In such cases, all that you need to do is to install either of these before sending faxes through the internet. Naturally, if they are not installed, either of them needs installation. Particular directions are given according to the use of Windows (as in its version). Signing up for the mentioned options for internet faxing is the best and most feasible option.

GotFreeFax

GotFreeFax

Pros:

  • Service plans are easy in the pocket
  • There aren’t advertisements or branding of any sort

Cons:

  • Fixed number of free of cost faxes

So, there are many of us who get distracted by advertisements on the homepage. GotFreeFax is such a service where you don’t get to see advertisements. Also, it doesn’t contain any branding of small businesses or brands. Countries in which you can easily send faxes include Canada and the US. When it comes to free copies, you are given only fixated amount per day – up to three pages in one single fax.

However, there are times when you have to send more than three pages of a fax. In those conditions, you have to top it u with some credit to go up to ten, twenty, or thirty pages. Each plan has different charges though. Once you buy a premium plan, you are entitled to send an encrypted connection through urgent deliveries.

MyFax

MyFax

Pros:

  • For heavy and moderate fax requirements, plans are designed with affordable pricing
  • Overseas coverage is excellent

Cons:

  • Charges on free trial continue if you don’t cancel

The best thing about MyFax is that it works in forty countries all around the globe. Other aspects that make these fax services are based on the fact that it is companionable with PowerPoint, Word, image files, and Excel. MyFax also has an application for a smartphone. However, MyFax has modified its free account into a free trial.

It is that you are given thirty days to use the service for free. After that, you have to buy the subscription which starts from the pocket-friendly amount. You must read and go through the terms and conditions of the company before using the service.

FaxZero

FaxZero

FaxZero

Pros:

  • Limited but friendly faxing needs are fulfilled
  • Primarily, word files are used directly for faxing

Cons:

  • The home page has several advertisements

This service of sending faxes is not limited to Canada or the US. It means you can use it elsewhere, in other international countries too. To use the service on FaxZero, you simply. Have to open the document that needs to be sent as a fax. Then, upload it on FaxZero and send it away.

In a case where you want to use free services, there is a limit – three pages can be sent with five faxes every day (or 15 pages every day with each fax not to be more than three pages). However, if you need of faxes is more, you can include a plan with 25 pages. FaxZero is accredited with BBB – the Better Business Bureau.

FaxBetterFree

FaxBetterFree

Pros:

  • Renders online storage facility
  • Best for those who have the lowest volume of fax requirements
  • A search of documents ability
  • Also has OCR capability

Cons:

  • Faxes receipts weekly to maintain the number

FaxBetter is a service which facilitates dedicated fax number. Once you register here on this service, you get twenty pages along with email notifications as to whether the receiver has received the fax or not. The number fixated for faxing pages are based on monthly needs.

However, a toll-free number can’t be sent to the fax sender. Furthermore, the service is free for thirty days, after which you have to get the subscription. There are other features too which makes this service the best. Firstly, it is about fax storing capacity (one thousand pages). This feature let you administrate those pages in the storage area.

PamFax

PamFax

Pros:

  • Integration with Skype is maintained
  • Pricing plans are reasonable

Cons:

  • Free pages of the fax are limited

Anyone can join PamFax and make use of three copies. However, these fixated amount of copies for free are only for new users. They can avail free copies only at the time of joining, after which they are supposed to get the premium plan. If you opt for this service, there are certain built-ins – Box.net, Dropbox, and Google Docs.

When you are done with the first three copies and naturally, (if you like) go for the premium version, PamFax provides you with a personal fax number. Furthermore, PamFax is compatible with internet, Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, and Blackberry 10. Besides that, it also syncs with the iPhone and iPad. Despite the plan you buy, there is something constant – provision of a personal fax number.

Mudassar Hassan brings 6 years of experience in helping grass roots, mid-sized organizations and large institutions strengthen their management and resource generating capacities and effectively plan for the future. He is also a mentor and professional advisor to artists working in all disciplines. He is also the gold medalist from Abbottabad University of Science and Technology in the Bachelors of Sciences of Computer Science