In the old days, a clunky fax machine sat on your desk and made loud noises while gobbling up reams of paper. Now your fax can be sent free of charge without the fax machine. These free online fax services have no cost because they usually include advertising. If you want to remove the advertising, "free" is no longer an option and you will pay.
You can send free free faxes on the Internet with FaxZero.com.
Q: What is FaxZero.com?
A: FaxZero lets you send a fax to any fax machine in the United States (including Puerto Rico) or Canada for free. You don't need a fax machine yourself, but you do need a valid e-mail address. FaxZero.com has sent over 5 million faxes thus far.
The service also lets you send faxes to many other countries — international faxing isn't free, but is inexpensive.
Q: How can you provide this service for free?
A: The service is supported by advertising on the web site. We have a partnership with the good folks at Metro Hi Speed, who provide us with a great deal on Internet fax services.
Q: How does it work?
First fill out the fax form. Be sure to include your valid e-mail address and carefully type the Confirmation Code. (This simply helps us weed out abuse of the system.) Type the text of your fax or attach a file, then click the Send Free Fax Now button.
Next, a confirmation message will be sent to your e-mail address. Click the URL in that message. Your fax won't be transmitted until you do. (If you are using a spam filter, please add email@example.com to your friends list first, otherwise you will not get the email from us and your fax will not be sent.)
We'll then attempt to deliver your fax. You'll receive an e-mail message to let you know when it's delivered. Or if it can't be transmitted for some reason, an e-mail message will tell you that.
Q: What type of documents can I send?
The easiest way to send a fax is to just type or paste the text of your fax into to the Enter Text to Fax box. Or, you can click the Browse... button to fax a file on your computer: you can send a PDF, ODT, Microsoft Word (.DOC or .DOCX or .RTF) file, image files(.PNG or JPG) or Excel spreadsheet (.XLS or .XLSX). Other supported file format include: TXT, HTML, TIFF, BMP, GIF, PPT(Powerpoint) and VSD(Visio 2003+).
Q: Tell me about the ad on the cover page.
A: It's not really an ad, just the FaxZero logo at the top of the page. There is no FaxZero logo on the $1.99 premium fax. The cover page does not count as part of the 3- (for free) or 15- (for premium) page limit.
Freefax.com is another option for sending your fax by the way of the Internet.
What or who is freeFAX.com?
freeFAX.com and their sister site faxFREE.com is powered by the international tpc network which is a collection of fax servers in many locations around the world.
The network is entirely supported by advertising. That's why thery are able to offer free fax services to anyone with a computer connected to the Internet.
Each fax that you send from freeFAX is routed through the tpc service and directed to the closest fax server to the recipient. The fax is usually sent within a few minutes but could take longer depending on fax traffic at the local fax server.
No worries, there is another fax for free option ready for you to use: FreePopFax.com
Freepopfax.com is offered by PopFax.com and is sponsored by adverstising. It is fast and easy to use.
I do not miss fax machines. These a a few of the many free fax options. Do you have a favorite?