Internet Fax Technologies

 

Note: This information is current as of July 19, 2014, but this market has seen many changes. I have been an eFax user for many years and am very happy with their service.

Send any corrections or additions to david@strom.com.

A more detailed comparison chart and detailed reviews and pricing breakdown can be found at two places:

See a column for PC World here about the basics (2009).

See my article entitled, "Faxing on the Go" in Computerworld for a historical look (1999).

 

 

Company

Receiving fax technology

Sending fax technology

Toll-free fax number, voice mail and email options too?

Typical prices

AccessDirect

No viewer required PDFs

None Inbound only

Toll free numbers, voicemail and email options

varies, starts at $10/mo

Axiatel.com

No viewer required - PDF or TIFF

email gateway, Web

Toll free numbers in UK, AU, CA and other countries, unlimited inbound faxes

30 day free trial, plans start at AU$10/mo

MaxEmail.com

No viewer required

Web-based, sends confirmation of fax via multiple email IDs

Voice mail

30 day free trial, $24/yr and up

Callwave.com Fax2Email

No viewer required

Web-based, sends confirmation of fax via email

 Voice mail

7 day free trial, $10/month and up

Foiply

TIFF or PDF (email), web portal, API

email gateway, web portal, API

Toll-free fax included in all plans

$9/month and up

eFax.com Free, Plus, and Pro plans

Viewer required for free accounts only

Windows software, web form, and email gateway (for $5/month fee)

Toll-free fax included

Free to $20/mo.

Fax.com

No viewer required

Web and email gateways

Toll-free extra

$10/mo for 300 pages

Faxaway.com

No viewer required

Email gateway and Windows driver

 

$1/month plus per sending fax fees

FaxItFast

No viewer required (web-based), copy of all incoming faxes forwarded directly to email

Web-based, Smartphone apps available

Local or toll-free number at no additional charge

7 day free trial, $5, $7, and $10/month plans

Faxmate

No viewer required

Email gateway and Windows driver

Voice mail

Fee-based, varies

jFax.com jConnect Premier and Free plans

No viewer required

Email gateway and Windows driver

Voicemail

Free and $15/ month plans

Rapidfax.com

No viewer required

Email and Web gateways

Toll-free fax

$10 monthly, 30 day free trial

Myfax.com

No viewer required: PDF or TIFF

Email gateway, web

Toll-free fax

$10/ month includes 100 sent and 200 received pages, 30 day free trial

Onesuite Fax

unlimited for $1/mo

Windows-based

Toll-free and voicemail

$3/mo for both in and outbound, 30 day free trial

PamFax

No viewer required

Windows, Linux and Mac print drivers, email gateway, Web

Skype-based credits

Monthly plans start at $5  and 11 cents per page

PopFax

No viewer required

Windows print driver, Email gateway, Web

Local numbers

Monthly plans start at $5  and 6 cents per page

SecureCare Technologies sFax

Web and API

Windows driver, Web and API

 

Starts at $24/yr, free trial

TPC

Not available

Email and web-based, sends confirmation of fax via email

 

Free to limited locations

www.ureach.com

No viewer required (web-based)

Web-based

Voicemail and email, toll-free fax

$6/month plus 10 cents per page

faxzero.com

None

Web-based

 

free with ads, $2/fax without

 Australian-based companies:

Mbox

No viewer required

Email gateway

Voicemail

AU$10/mo for 200 mins.

Faxmate

No viewer required

Email gateway

 

AU$10/mo

UTBox

No viewer required

Windows driver, email gateway, web-based and API

Toll-free fax and local numbers

AU$59.95 per year (free first month)

 

 

 

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