RingCentral Overview – Is it a good online fax service?

By: Matt | Last updated April 21, 2019
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The prevalence of online faxing services is now branching out to almost all offices because of their importance. This is because the system of faxing is slowly integrating itself to this technology simply because it is much faster and has a higher quality of data transferring. RingCentral, aside from being known as a cloud-based communication service, is also known for operating RingCentral Fax.

Pricing

In terms of pricing, RingCentral Fax is quite competitive. Its most basic plan gives you 750 pages per month which is priced to $12.99. This is billed annually. It is more expensive when availed for only a month with it being priced at $14.99. For reference, another faxing service from a company that offers VoIP services, Nextiva, prices a 500-page plan for $4.95 billed annually while $8.95 if only for a single month.  

This shows that RingCentral Fax is on the more expensive side of faxing which might be a deal-breaker for those only looking for the simplest of features for the lowest price.

In case extra pages will be needed, an additional 5.9 per new page is also charged. RingCentral Fax also offers a Fax1500 plan that bills $17.99 if taken annually or $22.99 if taken only for a month. Additional pages are priced for 4.9 cents each. Additional plans are Fax 2500 priced at $49.99 billed annually and $59.99 billed monthly and Fax Unlimited at $39.99 billed annually and $49.99 billed monthly.

For those having doubts about whether to take the service, RingCentral Fax also offers a 30-day free trial that allows you to test its features.

As seen in its plans, RingCentral Fax allows you to use unlimited faxes, which shows that they are capable of being a fax service for big offices that require a lot of faxing throughout the year.

Interface

The interface of RingCentral Fax is quite easy to navigate around. There are some issues in terms of its content, though, especially with continued referencing to RingCentral web communication services. The interface feels rather distracting instead of being outright about faxing. This may be an issue for some who prefer to only see fax-related options on their screens.

Features

RingCentral Fax is quite flexible in terms of giving numbers. They allow you to use existing fax numbers (which makes it easier for older offices to transition into an online fax system), use vanity numbers, and using a toll-free one. You are also allowed to add an additional fax number to your plan.

RingCentral Fax also branches out its services to smartphones and computers. This allows you to be able to receive faxes even when the mobile line is busy. This is an advantage that is best utilized in the online faxing technology.

Whenever you receive faxes, notifications and files will instantly go to the user’s email. This makes it easier for you to be able to receive your files. You can also optimize the system to text you whenever a fax is sent to you.

RingCentral also allows you to be able to send and receive faxes of up to 40 file formats which is a lot in comparison to other services. You are allowed to use Web-based storages like Google Drive and Dropbox. You are also allowed to use services like Evernote and OneDrive. It has an emphasis on the use of cloud-based storages which are prominent in the modern workplace.

Overall impression

RingCentral Fax’s main selling point is its abundance of pages available, even up to the point of being unlimited. This is a big difference compared to other online faxing services that have a limit no matter the price of the plan.

RingCentral Fax falls a bit short in terms of interface which seems to be intent on showing you the company’s web communication services instead of being simply about its faxing services. The high prices may also be unfriendly to smaller companies.

This faxing service is best for companies with a need for huge volumes of faxing pages and for those looking for tons of user-friendly features.

By: Matt | Last updated April 21, 2019