Say Happy Earth Day With a Fax from Voxox!

Posted by Tristan Barnum on Apr 22, 2010

Faxing used to be the best way to get a document to someone in a hurry (bypassing snail mail) but you still had to have a fax machine and a phone number.  Now there are many fax options available online that allow you to send and receive from your computer; however, most of them take advantage of the fact that you would normally pay for a phone line and they charge accordingly -- anywhere from $5.95 per month to $19.95 per month, plus per minute charges.

Then, in walks Voxox. From your Voxox account, receiving faxes is FREE and you pay Voxox's cheap per minute rates for the use of outbound faxing. For example, U.S. and Canada per minute rates are only 1 cent per minute, so, it will cost you something like half a penny to fax one page within the U.S. and Canada. How cool is that?

And, let’s not forget that it's Earth Day today. We can contribute to saving trees if we simply reduce the amount of paper used by regular faxes.  With Voxox you can stop “printing” on your end, plugging into a machine, sending over a phone line, and having it “printed” on the other end. 

To fax from Voxox, here’s what you do:

    • Prepare a document that you need to send – supported file formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt and .tiff

    • Find the contact you’d like to send it to (or create a new contact in "Actions") and click on the fax icon:

Fax page 2 

    • Voxox will ask for the fax number, so enter it in!

    • Then the Voxox Universal Messaging window will pop up and ask you to fill out a cover page and browse for your file:

    • Then, click “Send Fax” and that’s it – you’ve saved a tree!  Well maybe a branch…

Now you can easily contain your costs and be earth-friendly. And who knows, maybe the person on the other end is just as earth-friendly and has their fax machine set up to go to email as opposed to a printed machine.

And, if you'd like to receive a fax, give the sender your Voxox number. Then, to retrieve it, go to Apps tab within the Voxox client and select "Messages":

Voxox Messages

And select "Fax" to view your received faxes: 

Voxox Fax

So get out there and be kind to Mother Nature and use Voxox for all of your faxing needs, especially on Earth Day!

Tags: Communication, Voxox