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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.