The advent of the Smartphone, the iPhone, and the phone application allow you to use your phone as a GPS tracking device, camera, iPod, laptop, and yes, you can even send and receive faxes from your cell phone. Here is what you need to know to connect your cell phone to your fax machine.
Choose a fax service provider. If you run a small company from home and find it necessary to send or receive a lot of faxes, it might be necessary for you to go with a company like eFax; otherwise, if you just want to fax and receive a few faxes each month through your cell phone, you can sign up with Myfax.
Register with either eFax or Myfax and then set up a payment plan. eFax charges $16.95 a month for its monthly plan and $14.95 a month if you pay annually. Myfax charges $10 a month and offers a 30-day free trial. Both companies provide customer support and all of the registration forms can be found on their websites.
Add the application to your phone by going to the application portion of your Smartphone or iPhone and inserting the code provided for you in the email sent when your registration was finalized. Now you can fax and receive faxes through the convenience of your cell phone.
Send a fax through your email on your Smartphone or iPhone by inserting the fax number in the 'To:' column of the email, then attach the file you want to fax and click send.
Receive faxes by giving your cell phone number out as your fax number. When faxes are sent to your cell phone, you will receive them as attachments in your email account. You can then send those to your home fax machine the same way you would send any other fax from your cell phone.
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