Almost every thing has been taken over by the computers these days like for example sending letters (email) , instant text messages (SMS), voice calling (like telephone), conferencing, video calling and chatting , sending pictures on line, internet surfing , internet shopping and after all that now FAX ES can also be done by computers without the need of fax machine and without using the phone line separately. Just need to connect to the internet via computers and done.
This might be new service for some internet users but many small business men and home office keepers are frequently using this method. This type of fax service is getting popular day by day as this is cost effective and cheap. There are more advantages for keeping the service.
There are many companies providing the fax service that is called “Internet-based virtual faxing”. These companies charge monthly fees or charge per fax received or sent basis. The cost is very much depend upon the type of contract and also the usage. The process of sending and receiving fax is very simple and there is no complications. The companies give complete instructions of how to receive and sent fax . The faxes are send and receive as an attachment with the documents through emails.
The company assigns fax numbers to their customers. This number act like phone number on which customers can receive faxes on their computers from traditionalfax machines and can also send faxes to the traditional fax machines the same way. Some companies has also facilities for receiving voice mails. If more than one fax is received at a time. They arrange in the form of queue and non of them are miss.
For sending/ receiving fax just connect to the internet with the computer and is ready on the number provided .There is not much difference as one can send faxes to traditional fax machine using the assign number via the same service just using internet and the computer. The procedure of sending and receiving faxes might be same but every service provider has their own package with additional or extra facilities and also depend upon the type of contract sign by the customer so it is better to research before sign up to get a better deal with extra and new features like voice mail and etc.
There are loads of companies and these can be found using search engine on line. Microsoft is one of the leading company with better service and could be most reliable. Apart from MS, Tiscali and most of the internet service providers(ISPs) are doing the same job nicely and also at very low rate.
Achievement and advantages of the fax service :
cutting the cost of phone bill, no need of extra phone line, saving on fax machines, saving on papers as it could be a paper less faxing unless we really need prints in hard copy we can print that out. so also cutting the cost of paper and ink by limiting the number of printed faxes.