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Old 05-30-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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Get a used fax machine at goodwill. That's what we do. Ties up the landline but only briefly.
I have a fax machine. I don't have a landline.
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Florida
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There's a pretty good choice of online services . You email the page(s), the service faxes.
Many are set up for either a subscription or one time use and some specialize in one time use.
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:36 AM
 
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Can I receive one with that? Tomorrow I need to get some papers from my Dad.
K7 Unified Messaging, free Fax and voicemail to email.
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Thanks. Still hoping someone will chime in who has used such a service before, narrowing down my selection.
Don't know what the pricing is like now, but I used to use eFax at a previous workplace, worked well.
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Old 05-31-2017, 07:10 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I'm not going to pay for a landline all year to send or receive a couple of Faxes every year. I go down to a stationary store and use the fax machine there. Or, if it is real estate related, the faxes go through my agent's office or my escrow office.

A lot of that stuff is now emailed instead of faxed. Fax seems to only be used when a signature on a document is legally critical.

You can fax through the computer, but you would have to have a flatbed scanner to get the document into your computer. Sorry, I don't know what the computer fax program is called. Wait, no you don't need a scanner. You can take a photo of the document with your cell phone and email it to yourself.
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Old 05-31-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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We have been surprised to see how much we have been able to do by scanning documents to pdf and emailiing them.
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Old 05-31-2017, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Please let us know what you decide to do: I'm facing a similar problem.

Right now, I do all my faxing from Staples. I used to send one or two per year, but now I'm there on a weekly basis, so it's time to explore other options.
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:56 PM
 
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We have been surprised to see how much we have been able to do by scanning documents to pdf and emailiing them.
That is what most people prefer now but there are many instances someone will say they can't. IME it's more sensitive information that cannot go that route. And as I said, for me, my Dad has drawn a line in what computer things he will learn. And scanning to PDF is one of them, lol.
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:58 PM
 
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I'm not going to pay for a landline all year to send or receive a couple of Faxes every year. I go down to a stationary store and use the fax machine there. Or, if it is real estate related, the faxes go through my agent's office or my escrow office.

A lot of that stuff is now emailed instead of faxed. Fax seems to only be used when a signature on a document is legally critical.

You can fax through the computer, but you would have to have a flatbed scanner to get the document into your computer. Sorry, I don't know what the computer fax program is called. Wait, no you don't need a scanner. You can take a photo of the document with your cell phone and email it to yourself.
That is where I am at. I thought this was funny in a movie I watched: 'Why do you have a landline?' 'for the fax machine'. 'Why do you have a fax machine?' lol! Mostly it's outdated but as I mentioned above, some things have to be.
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:16 PM
 
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Word of warning on some eFax options, they don't all work if you are facing from a digital source to analog. At work we receive faxes and some people try and try to fax to us and it never goes through. The IT guy said it has something to do with whatever program they are using not being compatible with a normal fax machine. We had to install a special digital fax to receive digital faxes too. I'm really not sure why we don't get rid of the analog machine since the digital works with both kinds of faxes. But that's why I'm not the boss.

Anyway, just something to be aware of.
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