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Title: online fax service
Post by: margemib on November 06, 2009, 05:49:36 PM
Hi everyone,
How many of you use a online fax service like myfax.com.
The problem is when my fax machine is on I sometimes receive ad's coming through and that wastes ink.
I was thinking of getting a online fax, but again what are your thoughts about putting the number on the website and other marketing materials, because once again if ad's come through and you go over your limit you get charged any advice?
margemib ???
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: gderilus on November 06, 2009, 06:03:03 PM
I was thinking about getting online fax service but I'm not sure how that would work if I want to fax. I know I would be receiving fax through my email but what If I want to fax something. Would I still use my fax machine or would I have to scan my documents and attached them to an email message so I can fax them. How does that work really?
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: sherry27 on November 06, 2009, 06:51:36 PM
Oh My. I am glad you asked. I was in the same boat several months back. I use online fax for incoming faxes. It is totally awesome. The cheapest I found was OneSuite Fax. I think it is $1.99 a month. I just paid like $15 and I don't have to worry about paying for a while. It is awesome. Everything goes to my work email and i open it up and print it. I would never go back to a regular fax to receive now. I have never had any problems on getting all of my faxes neither. I just use my regular fax to fax out, because I don't have to fax alot.(It's just easier for me). Personally, I hate to scan documents for attachments, so I didn't even want to try to mess with that.
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: gderilus on November 06, 2009, 07:19:38 PM
Hey Sherry27

You said you use your regular fax to fax out. Do you have a regular fax number to fax out instead of the online number. Is it two different number you're talking about, one to receive and one to fax out.
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: margemib on November 06, 2009, 07:29:10 PM
I guess it would not matter if you are faxing out with another number because as long as the client has your fax number for the online fax to fax documents.
margemib
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: MBP on November 07, 2009, 12:52:19 PM
Margemib, i see you have CMRS and CMBP after your name. how did you get both? i am taking medicalbillingcourseonline now and thinking about becoming certified afterwards. could you tell me how did you get your certifications? thanks!
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: margemib on November 07, 2009, 01:58:00 PM
Hi,
Here are the links to the sites where I was certified,
http://www.pmbausa.com/cpmb_exam
http://www.ambanet.net/cmrs.htm
they are both great!
margemib
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on November 07, 2009, 04:44:14 PM
Hi everyone,
How many of you use a online fax service like myfax.com.
The problem is when my fax machine is on I sometimes receive ad's coming through and that wastes ink.
I was thinking of getting a online fax, but again what are your thoughts about putting the number on the website and other marketing materials, because once again if ad's come through and you go over your limit you get charged any advice?
margemib ???

Never used the online fax services, but I guess both have their pro's n cons. As far as ads, I get them and usually call and have the ad's stopped. Its the only way to prevent them. People will fax you regardless. I have my fax number on my site but have never gotten faxes from advertisement. I guess I have been blessed.
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: Michele on November 07, 2009, 09:01:33 PM
We use an online fax service because it is part of our phone service.  But prior to that we had our faxes received thru a computer and we only printed the ones we wanted.  Saved on ink, paper, etc.  Also keeps confidentiality.  I do like the online fax service ok, but we have to scan to our email to fax.

Michele
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: margemib on November 07, 2009, 09:31:38 PM
what company are you using michele?
margemib
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: Michele on November 08, 2009, 07:18:15 AM
Nextiva
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: margemib on November 08, 2009, 08:00:08 AM
Thanks Michele!
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: jcbilling on November 10, 2009, 08:38:28 PM
I use www.ringcentral.com for my phone service & fax usage. I have unlimited faxing in & out and unlimited minutes on my phone line as well. So far so good.

In the past, I have used www.myfax.com - but they didn't have an unlimited plan - which I really needed.
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on November 11, 2009, 07:24:10 AM
I heard someone else use ringcentral. I use 800PBX right now
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: Meli on November 11, 2009, 08:14:50 AM
Hi all,

I currently use Voicenation.  So far so good.  No problems with the phone line or the online faxing.

Melissa
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: rdmoore2003 on November 13, 2009, 08:19:16 AM
I have never used online fax.  My server is set up that all faxes, inbound or outbound, goes through the server.  When an inbound fax comes through, I can look at all faxes and choose the ones I want to print or even can save in clients electronic chart.  I still have a fax machine for times that something needs to be faxed that has nothing to do with a client.   
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: dfranklin on January 25, 2010, 04:10:14 PM
I use Ring Central as well and I love it. It has unlimited fax and phone service. Plus you can utlize an IP phone and create a very nice automated system (phone tree).  I would be lost without this service.
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: QueenAlicia on January 29, 2010, 12:39:12 AM
I use ringcentral and love it as well.  It's aforable since I am on a budget.
Title: Re: online fax service
Post by: Pay_My_Claims on January 29, 2010, 05:42:00 PM
** looking into ring central** 800 PBX just went up to 14.99 a month, and the fax service sucks