Many recent changes by the different online fax providers have seen prices drop and better faxing conditions for the average fax user.
(PRWEB) September 28, 2010
Recently, OnlineFaxGuide.com, a comprehensive Internet fax comparison guide, updated several of its online fax service providers' listings to reflect the lower prices and better conditions offered to the average fax user. Most noticeably, those of MetroFax, RingCentral and Nextiva Fax had to be updated.
MetroFax, operating out of Seattle, has eliminated its one-time setup fee and reduced its porting fee to $24.95. MetroFax has also made some sweeping changes with its design, introducing a new Dashboard and logo. Users can now save their faxes for up to 90 days and text message (SMS) notifications can be made to mobile phones to make sure MetroFax users are never "out of the office" and miss an important fax. MetroFax offers fax numbers in the Top 100 cities in 48 states and Puerto Rico.
RingCentral has changed its popular Fax 300 Plan to the Fax 500 Plan, increasing the number of free pages up to 500 without changing the $9.89 monthly rate. It has also increased its online storage to unlimited - for up to 200 messages.
Nextiva also lowered its monthly charges for its popular Nextiva Fax 500 Basic plan will be $8.95. Of course, those customers who opt for the annual plan will pay only $59.40, which is the equivalent of paying $4.95 per month. Nextiva now also offers Toll-Free numbers as well as local numbers.
"We are seeing some intensive competition among the different online fax providers," states Titus Hoskins, a former teacher who now runs OnlineFaxGuide. "And with this competition comes the lowering of rates and fees, as these providers compete for customers around the globe."
Considering online or email faxing is a relatively new service, the consumer base is extremely large and expanding as more and more of the world's population acquires Internet access. And when one factors in the possibility that every email holder can be a potential online fax customer, the market is indeed very large.
For those not familiar with Internet or online fax, a quick explanation is probably needed. Online faxing is simply using your current email system and your web connection to send and receive all your faxes. It is a very simple form of "cloud computing" where all your fax services are outsourced to a third party fax provider who acts as an intermediary to handle all your faxes, which are sent as email attachments usually in a Tiff or Pdf file.
This new modern way of faxing has many advantages over conventional faxing. Mainly, online fax is cheaper, more secure, more mobile and much more convenient than using the old fax machine in the office. Moreover, there are no start-up costs since everything is handled online so there is no need for an extra fax phone line. Plus, since online faxing is paperless faxing there is no need for papers and inks.
In order to use online fax, you first have to sign-up to a fax provider who charges you a small fee which on average will be around $8 to $10 a month, but there are cheaper services available so it pays to shop around. All these different Internet fax service providers have slightly different plans and fees, which sometimes makes it difficult to choose the right fax service to meet all your faxing needs. This is where a handy comparison site like OnlineFaxGuide enters the picture and helps potential customers make the right choice for themselves and/or their company.
For more information on Online Fax and how it can benefit your company or business go here http://www.onlinefaxguide.com or simply Download our comprehensive guide here: http://www.internetfaxguide.org .