We use MYFAX and love it. All faxes are stored in our email account (only print what you need) and I have it set up so that 3 separate employees receive the faxes simultaneously. We now recieve faxes on our BlackBerrys and in the office.
I think you will like some form of e-fax as well. It also costs much less than an additional phone line.
I use faxmicro and love it. Gets sent to my email for $10 a month not bad. You can receive unlimited faxes but have to pay to fax. The only thing i dont like about a efax is if you want to fax something that you have in your hands an not on your computer you have to scan it and then upload it to fax it.
We looked at numerous companies and selected MyFax as our partner (http://www.myonlinetoolbox.com/CorporateInfo/Partners.aspx). The reason we like it is that is was very easy for us to interface our software for estimating, purchasing and invoicing into their service without our users even knowing it exists. For example, assume a contractor wants to fax a work order to a subcontractor (becuase they are not using the Internet yet). We bring up a window that allows them to print, email or fax. If they choose fax, then the data is converted to the MyFax platform and a fax is sent to the subcontractor without the contractor getting up to go fax using the fax machine.
This service is very good, and I can only see one thing that may be a warning to others. MyFax, as well as many of their competitors is deisgned for the small business owner and they are very strict on collections. They do not warn you if they plan on shutting you off for a missed payment so ensure to have your account paid up since they will just shut you off and wait for you to contact them. I always prepay based on the nature of our business, but that may not be appropriate for you. They may have even changed their billing practices and my comment may not even be warranted.
Very good company with good service in the remote chance you need service. Brian
If you only need to send fax, you can use GotFreeFax.com to send free fax online to the US and Canada. You can either upload a PDF/Word file or enter text to fax. Plus, it does not add Ads to your fax, which makes it very suitable for faxing formal quotes or invoices.
Been with Ring Central for 3 years ... Use them for my toll free number which also doubles as a fax number: if someone sends a fax to the toll free number it is intelligent enough and sends me an email with a PDF attachment of the fax (so I can see it on my iPhone on the go). They also have an iPhone app (probably Android too) for managing calls and faxes.
So I have a toll free number as well as local numbers for neighboring cities and they all get redirected to my cell phone ... So to the OP you wouldn't need a 2nd number at all.
I pay around $15CAD/month for 300 minutes which is plenty for me. I don't send/receive many faxes but if you do there are fax specific plans I believe.
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