Internet faxing has a lot of advantages for both regular consumers and businesses. It is a more affordable faxing method than traditional faxing, which helps you save a lot of money you would otherwise spend on high phone bills, paper, toner, ink and so on.
Internet faxing doesn’t require a fax machine, although you can continue to use one with online faxing as well. The only things you need in order to send/receive faxes via internet are a computer, internet access and to sign up for an online fax service. Sending a fax over the internet is the same as sending an e-mail. You have to attach the file you want to fax and send the e-mail to a recipient by typing in their fax number, which usually has a format like: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most online fax service support all the common file formats, from txt, doc and pdf to jpeg, png and others. For each fax you send, you get a transmission report or confirmation e-mail.
And the good news is that internet faxing is paperless, so if you care about nature and the environment, you’d be pleased to know that fewer trees will get cut for paper needs, thanks to you switching to online faxing.
Sfax overview – What does it offer and how good is this service?
Sfax is an online fax service launched by Scrypt Inc. This service offers a large number of plans to choose from, it is a very secure service and doesn’t surprise its customers with any hidden fees.
There are four plans available with Sfax: Standard, Plus, Contender, Enterprise.
For each of these plans, you can opt for monthly or annual billing. If you choose the latter, you get one month free and better rates.
The Standard plan is priced at $29 per month ($27 with annual billing) and it includes 350 fax pages. You also get 1 year storage for your faxes and a toll-free number.
The Plus plan is priced at $49 per month ($47 with annual billing) and it includes 700 pages per month.
The Contender is priced at $99 per month ($90 per month) and it includes 1,500 fax pages. API is also available.
Enterprise is Sfax’s most complex and customizable plan. It doesn’t have a fixed quote, you have to contact Sfax’s sales and support team in order to get a custom quote. With this plan you are entitled to 2,500 pages per month.
- Print to fax (works on both Windows and macOS)
- Annotations and digital signature
- Download service, so that you can securely download all your faxes
- Fax API
- Mobile app for iOS (unfortunately there is no Android app available)
- The ability to port your number
- Local and toll-free numbers
- Support for Word, Excel, Powerpoint, as well as comparable OpenDocument file formats and Rich Text Format. Image files supported include JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF and TIF. It comes along with normally supported TXT and PDF