Send Faxes With Your Blackberry

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If you go to any office in the world you are bound to see a fax machine. Either one that is always tied up or one that is laying their collecting dust. I was looking for a personal fax machine for myself but when I tallied the numbers it did not make much sense, I can use a digital service for much cheaper.

1 – Fax machine – $100-$250
2 – Dedicated Phone Line – $20-40/Month
3 – Toner/Ink – who knows!
4- Paper – who knows!

So I went off and googled for digital fax service and stumbled upon Efax.com. Efax costs only $12.95 a month which includes a telephone number which I can specify the area code and most importantly the ability to send faxes by email. It did not strike me at first, but then it hit me like a ton of bricks. If I can send a fax using email, that means I can also send a fax anywhere with my Blackberry be it in LA, Toronto or New York. I was sold on the idea and quickly signed up. My first actual test of the service was with my Blackberry, sent it to the work’s fax machine by entering the number@efaxsend.com. Worked perfectly, the fax machine at work quickly started printing out my “hello world” fax. I know it’s not breaking news and im sure that most of you have already thought of this but for some people it may make their life simpler and save them a few bucks on the way.

  • Barry Kaufman

    Have you ever figured out how to receive a fax on your BlackBerry. BlackBerry cannot read the imbedded PDF files sent by EFax. I also signed up with EFax hoping to catch my faxes on the run. Interested in hearing your comments.

  • Barry Kaufman

    Have you ever figured out how to receive a fax on your BlackBerry. BlackBerry cannot read the imbedded PDF files sent by EFax. I also signed up with EFax hoping to catch my faxes on the run. Interested in hearing your comments.

  • Efax’er

    I was also frustrated by not being able to receive faxes on the blackberry. Didn’t work on my 6510 or 7510.

    However, it does work with the 7520. Not fabulous on the small screen, but the .pdf files are readable and enlargeable.

    I’ll guess that it has something to do with the new 4.0 software. You might be able to use it on your existing device.

  • Efax’er

    I was also frustrated by not being able to receive faxes on the blackberry. Didn’t work on my 6510 or 7510.

    However, it does work with the 7520. Not fabulous on the small screen, but the .pdf files are readable and enlargeable.

    I’ll guess that it has something to do with the new 4.0 software. You might be able to use it on your existing device.

  • Dan Woodhead

    I too have a 7520 BB and want to open my e-faxes. How do you do it whithout the e-fax software? Or did you load it on your BB?

  • Dan Woodhead

    I too have a 7520 BB and want to open my e-faxes. How do you do it whithout the e-fax software? Or did you load it on your BB?

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Gillian

    Dan,

    Are you on a BES (Blackberry Enterprise Server)? If not you will not be able to open up PDF files.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Gillian

    Dan,

    Are you on a BES (Blackberry Enterprise Server)? If not you will not be able to open up PDF files.

  • http://www.terratial.net/ Klaus Obermeier

    If you want to view eFaxes directly on your BlackBerry use the product DocHawk by Terratial Technologies (terratial.com). You can view it with zoom and as-is. BES 4.0 only supports viewing the tree structure of a document and does not help with eFax

  • http://www.terratial.net Klaus Obermeier

    If you want to view eFaxes directly on your BlackBerry use the product DocHawk by Terratial Technologies (terratial.com). You can view it with zoom and as-is. BES 4.0 only supports viewing the tree structure of a document and does not help with eFax

  • Eric

    you need to subscribe to efax plus or efax pro to receive faxes on the bb

  • Eric

    you need to subscribe to efax plus or efax pro to receive faxes on the bb