Tools for Business Owners Who Work With Virtual Assistants: Online Fax Services
In our Tools for Business Owners Who Work With Virtual Assistants series we have discussed several tools that can be used to easily communicate with your virtual assistant. Using an online fax service not only serves as a convenient way to stay connected and a quick way to transfer information; it has eliminated the need for another piece of equipment – the old school fax machine.
Listed below are some of the most popular and respected online fax services on the market.
RingCentral Fax features a toll free or local number, dedicated fax number, receives faxes on your PC, via email, or with our mobile application, sends faxes by email and from your PC from any application. RingCentral’s most popular pricing package is the Fax 500 which includes 500 free pages each month for $7.99. Others packages ranges from $19.99 to the Fax Pro rate of $39.99.
MyFax allows you to send and receive faxes through your email, the web, or smart phone. It also features a local or toll free fax number, no software download required, saves sent and received faxes online for one year and personalize your faxes with your logo. MyFax provides the capability to fax from up to 5 different email addresses. Monthly pricing begins at $10 for 100 sent and 200 received pages. A free 30 day trial is available. No contracts required so you can cancel at anytime.
eXtremeFax is an online fax service that uses technology developed by RingCentral, Inc. You can choose a toll-free or local number to send and receive faxes from around the world. eXtremeFax also allows you to send and receive faxes by email, either from your PC or your phone, receive notifications by SMS, email, and on your PC, whenever you get an incoming fax. eXtremeFax offers two reasonably pricing options at $6.67 per month for 500 pages and $14.99 per month for 1200 pages. A free trial is available.
Nextiva Fax highlights includes sending and receiving faxes by email, directly from Microsoft Apps and by cell phone. Nextiva also allows you to keep your fax machine for convenient sending of paper based faxes. In many cases you can keep your current fax number. Pricing starts at $4.95 for up to 500 faxes if you pay annually. Otherwise, the monthly fee is $8.95 . A free 30 day trial is available.
eFax is an internet fax solution offering the largest selection of local and toll-free fax numbers in over 3,500 cities and 48 countries around the world. It features lifetime storage, local and toll free numbers, enhanced security, to send or receive faxes as email attachments and fax from up to five email addresses. eFax Plus is $16.95 per month with an one time set-up fee of $10.00. This option allows you to send and receive 150 pages. eFax Pro is $19.95 per month with an one time set-up fee of $19.95 allowing you to send and receive 200 pages.
TrustFax’s monthly plan includes a US local or toll free fax number, capability to send/receive 250 pages per month, free account setup, faxes sent to your email, digitized signatures tool, secure online fax storage and international faxing. A free 30 day trial is available. Monthly pricing is $8.95 and discounted at $7.46 if you buy an annual plan.
Do you use one of the services on our list? What has been your experiences?