It is possible to send a fax from your computer or laptop over the internet for free. Its funny how only just a few short years ago most offices couldn’t get by without a fax machine. Now office workers can send free faxes from computers removing the need to purchase expensive equipment.
Sending free faxes over the internet comes in handy for those individuals who only need to send a fax every once in a while, or are in a fax pinch.
Preparing the Document
In order to send a fax over the internet the document must be in electronic form. For example, in order to send a newspaper clipping the article must reside on the computer’s hard drive or storage device such as a flash drive or CD. It will be necessary to scan the document to convert it from hard copy to electronic copy.
Utilizing Free Faxing Services
Listed below are four services that allow customers to send faxes over the internet from their computers or laptop for free. Each one has its pros and cons depending on the user’s faxing needs.
- FaxZero.com: FaxZero is a member of the Better Business Bureau and allows workers to send free faxes over the intenet. Free faxes are subject to a 3-page maximum and two free faxes a day. The FaxZero service pays for itself by including ads on the fax cover page. For individuals who want and need more flexibility along with no ads, FaxZero offers a premium fax account that charges $1.99 per fax.
- TPCint.org: A little different than the traditional way to send a fax over the internet, TPCint.org uses emails to send faxes. They use a command in the email address that tells the email where to send the fax. The address of the fax is actually the name and phone number followed by TPCint code.
- Metro Fax: Metro Fax is another free service that allows individuals to send a free faxes via the internet. In order to use their services, however users must register by providing their name address, phone number and, of course, the fax number.
- FreePopfax.com: FreePopfax is a faxing service that sends faxes from a computer to fax machines located in Canada and the US. Like most free fax services, it supports itself by placing ads on the document pages.
A Little Free Faxing Advice
The above is only a sampling of the various free fax services that allow users to send faxes from a computer or laptop over the internet. Some require registration, some offer free 7 to 30 day trials and others use advertising for support. If you’re in a pinch and need to send a fax quickly, the free services are a great tool.
Since faxes sometimes contain personal information, be sure you check out each free fax service before using them. Make sure they are legitimate.