Traditional Fax Machines Vs eFax

Traditional Fax Machines Vs Internet Faxing Services

While they haven’t been seen as technological vogue by the mainstream media for many years, the use of traditional fax machines is still a fairly common practice across countless offices in all sorts of business types around the world. Setting up an old-fashioned, hardwired fax machine usually involves setting up a new phone line and number which is separate from the one which is used to make and receive phone calls in the office.
Once the initial setup costs are out of the way, one must also take into consideration the fact that the upkeep and maintenance of a traditional fax machine can be quite costly as well. In order for the office’s faxing functions to run smoothly, a reasonable inventory must be maintained at all times. Supplies such as toner, paper and ink are just the tip of the iceberg, with long distance charges and other hidden fees having the potential to increase a workplace’s running costs both unexpectedly and exponentially. When you add up all of these expenses over time, suddenly the costs associated with running a conventional fax machine from your office seem quite prohibitive in terms of running an office in a cheap and efficient manner.

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Monthly Fax line rental only

Monthly subscription: fax number + 300 Free pages

The Cost-Efficiency of Internet Faxing

In order to help your business increase efficiency and lower overall running costs, eFax have developed the world’s leading email-based faxing technology which not only allows business owners to save time whilst faxing, but also significantly reduces the high costs associated with traditional faxing services by eliminating all of the expenses related to operating and maintaining a conventional hardwired fax machine.
Aside from being cost-efficient, eFax’s bespoke online faxing services allow you to send and receive faxes anywhere in the world through a private and secure transmission channel, whether you are using a desktop computer or mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. This level of agility and versatility is, to put it mildly, far beyond the remit of the traditional fax machine, which looks positively outdated when compared directly to its much more modern and efficient counterpart.

eFax® versus fax machine comparison

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Flexible packages to choose from

With eFax you can send and receive up to 500 pages included in your package



Send and receive faxes anywhere in the world via email

Check your faxes by accessing your email account



Online fax storage

eFax® provides you with free online storage of your faxes



Your own private local, international or toll- free fax number

Choose your fax number from our vast inventory



Customer Support

Need assistance? Contact us via phone or email



Send and receive faxes from multiple email users

eFax® will route your faxes to multiple users – perfect for small business and sharing information



Mobile Faxing

Use the eFax® App to access your faxes from any smartphone or tablet



Are Online Faxing Services Reliable?

While cost-efficiency and mobile flexibility are certainly very important factors in any modern business endeavour, they would be all for nothing if the service itself was unreliable. As with most internet-based services and new technologies, consumers can be sceptical at first, often preferring to stick with their more familiar, tried and tested working processes. At eFax, we understand this and welcome any prospective customers to try out our internet faxing service and all of its additional bespoke features for free with a Free Trial offer, with no obligation to purchase once the trial has concluded.
Here at eFax, we are entirely happy to offer this Free Trial as we are confident that once people have had a chance to try out our bespoke services, they will see the value in them and be happy to sign their businesses up for an ongoing working relationship with eFax. This is because our digital faxing capabilities are highly dependable due to a streamlined workflow. Internet faxing means an end to waiting for busy phone lines to become free, paper jams causing frustrating delays and any other problems which customers would typically associate with using a traditional style of hardwired fax machine. Also, in the off chance that something does go wrong during your online faxing experience, our highly skilled and professionally trained customer support team is always ready to provide expert assistance at a moment’s notice.

Is Faxing Dead?

One line of questioning which we hear very frequently here at eFax is, “But isn’t faxing going the way of the dodo?”. While it may well be true that the days of the old-fashioned fax machine may soon be numbered, with extinction beckoning, faxing as a service has evolved with the times and found itself a very useful niche in the modern business world.
With eFax’s bespoke suite of advanced online faxing tools and features, you can send and receive your business faxes in a digital format. This eliminates the need for you to dig through countless sheets of paper while searching for a very important fax message which you sent or received on a previous date which you can’t fully remember. By simply typing a keyword, phrase or label, you can locate that all important fax message in a few seconds, saving yourself a great amount of time and alleviating the stress that is associated with lost files!
While hardwired faxing will most likely become a thing of the past before too long, internet faxing services are here to stay for the foreseeable future. As the business world increasingly gravitates toward the online realm so too will eFax. As the world’s leading online fax providers, it is our ongoing goal to continuously innovate as we aim to bring the very best in bespoke online office solutions and exciting new features to our growing, 11-million-strong global customer base.

Get the eFax Business Advantage

You can try eFax free and discover for yourself why it is the most cost-effective and efficient way to send your business faxes. Here are the key advantages and features that you will gain when you sign up for an eFax account:

Send and receive your business' faxes online as email attachments.


Choose a real fax number from our database of over 4,700 cities from around the world.


Send and receive up to 300 free fax pages every month*.


Eliminate the need for extra physical fax lines and traditional hardwired fax machines.


You’ll never again be interrupted by busy signals, paper jams or lost / misplaced faxes.


Free online storage means you’ll never lose a fax again.


You can easily access your business faxes from your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.


Put an end to needing more toner, receiving expensive phone bills and having to splash out on fax machine repairs and maintenance.


Our paperless technology allows you to send and receive faxes wherever you are, whether you are in your office or on the go!

Why pay hundreds of pounds to buy and maintain a traditional fax machine when you can save over £500 when you send and receive your business faxes by email with eFax®?
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