How to send and receive faxes online without a fax machine or phone line


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In this post, we will discuss how to send and receive faxes online without a fax machine or phone line. This is an increasingly popular way for businesses to communicate with each other when they are not in the same physical location. The process of sending and receiving faxes online has many benefits over traditional methods like using a telephone line or having a dedicated fax machine on hand. For example, you have access to your sent and received documents anytime from anywhere!

Some slower-moving companies or governmental groups may not accept documents over email, and you are instead forced to fax them in. If this is the case for you, the best option is to do so from your computer.

How do Fax Machines work?

Sending faxes without a fax machine or phone line isn’t as easy as it should be. Built-in fax machines are connected to the plain old telephone lines, and sending a standard fax is effectively just placing a call on your end and then having the receiver pick up after dialing the number.

Sending and receiving a fax requires printing hard copies of documents before scanning them into the machine which transmits over phone lines. The recipient on their side may need to scan it back to digital files, losing image quality in the process.

Before the invention of the Internet, fax machines were used to send and receive documents. Nowadays, it's more efficient to do this kind of communication from a computer.

There is no way to connect to a fax machine directly over the internet as it only connects to telephone lines. To perform an online fax, we’ll need some sort of gateway that accepts documents via the Internet and transmits them to your office fax machine. That’s where various services come in and let you send any document using their own different methods- just input your document into their website and they'll do the repetitive work of dialing up your office number and sending them back through the phone line enabling you to save time at home without international rates!

Send Faxes Online with Call Cowboy

The many online fax services available make it hard to choose the right one for you. First consider what kind of user you are and how often you'll be faxing before picking a service.

Benefits of use Call Cowboy's, Fax From Computer Solution

Unlimited Faxes Unlimited Faxes

Call Cowboy has introduced an Unlimited Fax Service that includes the cost of sending and receiving faxes for only $9.95 a month.

Free Caller ID Free Caller ID

All memberships come with free caller ID, this number is can be a local or toll-free number of your choosing.

Fax to Email Fax to Email

Receive incoming fax directly to your email inbox, this allows you to stay organized and also allows you to print off faxes from your email.

Lifetime Storage Lifetime Storage

All of our clients receive a secure lifetime storage for faxes sent and received on our network.

Address Book Address Book

Store all fax numbers directly in Call Cowboy, our system acts as a CRM allowing you to make notes etc.

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  • Local Number Caller ID
  • Unlimited Faxes
  • Unlimited Pages
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Receive Fax Via Email



Monthly per User
  • Toll-Free or Local Caller ID
  • Unlimited Faxes
  • Unlimited Pages
  • Unlimited Storage
  • Receive Fax Via Email

How to Send Your Fax From Computer

It is now possible to send and receive faxes online without owning a fax machine or having a phone line.
However, unlike fax machines which are now obsolete, you can send and receive faxes from your computer. This guide will show you how to successfully send and receive faxes from the comfort of your own home or office.


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