1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

efax

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by rfed32, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    how many of you use fax or efax.com....i am in need of a fax number for some concreat work i am now starting to bid on and dont know waht to get reg. fax or an efax.com number....help please lol...

    thank you
     
  2. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    I use it.

    Works great for 12.95 a month.

    You'll like it.
     
  3. Tommy10plows

    Tommy10plows Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    fax service.

    I have a second line through Verizon that I use exclusively for faxes. It is set up as message unit service, and I had two choices, 9 bucks a month for up to 30 outgoing calls with unlimited incoming calls, or 13 a month with more outgoing calls. It is a pretty good deal for the extra line at $9 a month.

    You should check out verizon's service options on their web site Verizon.com and see what is in your area.
     
  4. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    I love E-fax Had it for two years now. Really awesome. You can store all your faxes on your computer, print the ones you want ;)
     
  5. profire73

    profire73 Member
    Messages: 46

    I also use it, no problems and works great. I do like the fact that you can store all your faxes whether they are incoming or outgoing.
     
  6. rfed32

    rfed32 Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    ok so im sold on efax lol thanks guys will get it tonight....my big friday night...work and im 20yrs old...i really needd to get a life.....
     
  7. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    I have a line at home for faxing, never heard of efax. What is it?
     
  8. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    Once you go eFax or something similar you will never go back to anything else.
     
  9. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    Internet faxing.

    basically you send the email/fax to efax, and they send it to the recipient on a phone line.

    You recieve the same way.....you get a phone number and all that to use.
     
  10. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    Actually with eFax and most other types of service you print the page to the eFax service. During the print process the enter the number to fax to. Faxes received come in to your email as a *.tiff attachment.
     
  11. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    isn't that what I said?
     
  12. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    Nope. You said "email/fax to efax" . It is right there above you, take a look for yourself.

    FYI email is different then printing. Emailing is emailing and faxing is faxing you print to eFax not email to eFax. If you care to argue more about DID lines, BrookTrout, RightFax drivers and T1 lines that are actually ISDN PRI lines where there are actually only 23 DS0s and the 24th is used for caller ID, I would be glad to have a go at it with ya. Just do your homework before you try.

    Welcome to 2006.
     
  13. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745


    Ah no fair. I was all ready. "Mr Know it all" is not going to argue on this one? Why not? Please enlighten us more about your expertise on this subject.

    PLEASE?
     
  14. hillndale

    hillndale Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 60

    Ok- I'm confused. Do you still need a Fax machine to use E-Fax? I only have 1 phone line. It's a hassle to receive a fax 'cause I gotta coordinate it with the sender, an set the machine to take the fax at a given time, or I could set it to accept after a few rings I guess, but I also have an answering machine... so basically it's a hassle.

    E-Fax seems computer based. So any documents would have to be on your computer. So if you have any papers, (hard copy) like an insurance form, copy of a bill, etc. you really couldn't use E-Fax.

    Could someone clarify this.

    thanks
    hillndale
     
  15. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    lol....Im not looking for a issue dude.

    You open the program, and load your fax as an attachment, and type a cover letter type in the recipients number and hit send. I dont need to know what abrook trout of rightfax driver is. I just need to know it got to who i was sending it too. :rolleyes:

    They handle it from there.

    Sheesh.

    It works great is all I know.

    Right Hill.....youd need an all in one copier scanner printer setup to scan the document to a file, then send that through efax.

    You have efax software on your computer and its really easy. You do not put it in the fax machine and type in a phone number on the machine like you do with a regular fax machine.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2006
  16. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745

    All in good fun.

    Actually for the free number you have to do this. With the paid version anyplace you can hit the print button it works.
     
  17. ThisIsMe

    ThisIsMe Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 745


    No machine needed nor an extra phone line. If you do need something to be "fed" in a scanner or such will work as suggested. Another option is on old cheap fax machine, and then fax it to yourself.

    Efax has a free version. Sign up and give it a try.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2006
  18. hillndale

    hillndale Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 60

    All right --- Got it!

    Many thanks

    Hill
     
  19. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    mighty fax, no monthly fees, for the OCCASIONAL user.


    I'm sure you've already got set-up but I use MightyFax. Just a simple Fax program that if you like it costs something like $20.

    For someone that only needs to do occasional faxing, more sending than receiving, it works great. NO Monthly $$$.

    If you want to fax, scan what you need and "print" it. When your computer asks you what printer you want to use you select MightyFax. Or you type something up in Word and print it to MightyFax.

    If you want to receive a fax (and this is the reason someone mentioned they didn't like, but why I stated for occasional use only) you open the MightyFax program and tell it to receive faxes. The only problem there is if someone wants to call you while your waiting for a fax they will just get the fax tones.

    Everything is stored on your computer so if you need to remember what you sent somebody visa-versa just look in the MightyFax folder.
     
  20. LLM Ann Arbor

    LLM Ann Arbor Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    With efax you dont need a phone line though and its 12 dollars a month for like up to 100 faxes or something.

    '
    I guess like you say if you only send an occassional fax which is me as well that one may be better, but i dont have a phone line either so.

    cool.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2006