Paper is becoming more and more obsolete, which can only be good news for trees, which are less sacrificed for paper production. Our books are available in electronic formats, our mails are sent through the internet and faxing has also transitioned to the online environment.
Faxing is still required for sending legal documents and other official purposes. There are a lot of names used for this new type of communication: online faxing, internet faxing, e-faxing, digital faxing, virtual faxing and others. All of them describe the same technology though: that of sending and receiving faxes over the internet, instead of using telephony.
There are several advantages to switching to online faxing. Cost is among the most important ones. Online faxing works with our without a fax machine, so if you don’t feel like investing in one, no problem. Thanks to the fact that it is a web-based technology, internet faxing eliminates the need for paper as well, which means more savings and more responsibility towards nature, because you get to save trees. Another benefit of online faxing is its flexibility, in that it allows you to send and receive faxes from anywhere in the world. All you require is internet and a subscription to an online fax service.
The HelloFax online fax service is offered by HelloSign and it is a very popular service in this industry. The reason for that is that it offers a free plan, which is not a common thing with internet fax service providers. HelloFax also has paid plans and here are all of them explained:
Home Office - this plan is priced at $9.99/month and includes 300 fax pages/month.
Professional - this plan is priced at $19.99/month and includes 500 pages per month.
Small Business - this is your next choice and it is billed at $39.99/month. The plan includes 1000 pages per month.
Enterprise Plan - this is the most premium plan offered by HelloFax and it doesn’t have a fixed quote. The plan is customizable to the customer’s needs so you have to contact HelloFax’s sales team to get a quote.
As we’ve already mentioned it, in addition to these paid plans, HelloFax also offers a free plan. The free plan is only useful if you have a one-time need to fax something and you don’t want to sign up for a monthly plan. This plan includes 5 pages (not per month, in total). This plan lets you send faxes but you can’t receive any.
All plans offered by HelloFax come with a 30-day free trial, secure cloud storage, integrations and international coverage.
- Custom API
- Email to fax
- Multiple fax recipients
- electronic signature
- International coverage to more than 70 countries
- Google integrations
- Online storage via Google Drive, Evernote, One Drive, Dropbox
- AES-256 encryption for your documents
- Teams of up to 20 users (5 with Home Office and 20 with Enterprise)