VoIP fax also known as FoIP (Fax over Internet Protocol) is as technology that enables you to send and receive fax via the Internet network. Unlike with the old method - you would use a traditional line or ISDN line provided by your landline phone company.
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Here are the general requirements for VoIP Fax:
When you use online fax service you avoid all the above requirements and obviously will depend on your desktop, laptop or smartphone.
You can send fax by using a hardware or just a software (or both can be done). The diagram and video below demonstrates further.
If you want to use a traditional fax machine, you will need a VoIP ATA/gateway T.38 capable or compatible. Should you just prefer to use the online faxing (VoIP fax), some companies can provide you online fax service through email (Fax to Email). So that helps you eliminate the hardware.
Anyone who sends and receives fax moderately can take advantage of IP faxing. In most cases it is the companies that send and receive big number of faxes. Among them would be:
Already subscribed to VoIP for your home or personal use? Check if your provider offers IP faxing solution. If not look for VoIP fax providers. There are companies that only offer this service while some others combine it with VoIP products and solutions.
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