Faxing is almost a thing of the past. But some few companies and industries still ask their customers to fax them. This can be a real inconvenience, since most people no longer have a fax machine or a landline, for that matter. Here’s what to know, if you need to fax without having a fax machine of your own.
Many libraries, pharmacies & shipping services stores will fax something for you for a small fee. Call around and ask for pricing, if that seems convenient enough for you. But personally, I wouldn’t want to spend my money on this. Let’s look at some at-home, free options, that do not require a fax machine or phone service.
There are many websites that let you fax from your computer over your internet connection, and most of them offer free outbound faxes for the first 5-20 pages. All you have to do is scan your papers into PDFs or JPGs, and upload them to their faxing site. Check out any of these companies:
If you’re looking to fax in this way from your smartphone, please be warned: many faxing apps are sketchy and demand payment soon after you install. But FAX.PLUS seems to truly offer the first 10 pages for free: