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Fax From Your iPhone - Learn How to Do It!

March 30, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 161

In this world we live in, having flexibility in terms of location and space is very important. Technology has aided us in this aspect, first with the introduction of portable computers and more recently with the development of smartphone technology. The iPhone was a device that changed the playing field in smartphone technology and we can use it for different things; now you can even send and receive fax from your iPhone.

To start using this technology you will need the help of an email fax services.

What are email fax services?

These are companies that own powerful fax servers capable of converting ax images into digital files and vice-versa. They have become the preferred way to send and receive faxes because of the increased speed of delivery and the wide array of features they bring, among them, the ability to fax using an iPhone. One of the main benefits of using a service is that they provide you a virtual fax number, an essential item if you want to receive digital faxes from fax machines.

There are different companies offering these services. It is best to try them out before deciding on one, but among the most popular services we have MetroFax, MyFax, Ringcentral, Nextiva, eFax among others.

Receiving Faxes

Once you have a valid email fax account, you are ready to start faxing. Let's begin by downloading a mobile fax app. Go to the App Store and search for the fax an application that corresponds to the service you are using. Keep in mind that services offer these apps for free, so stay away from paid alternatives that only bring more expenses.

To use the app, you will be asked to enter you fax account details. Enter them and the app will unlock completely for you. There you will find different configuration options that will vary according to each service, but you will instantly be able to receive fax with your iPhone. You can opt to receive instant notifications of incoming faxes, or you can just simply check your iPhone from time to time to see if new messages have arrived.

The app will let you review, store and even forward the received fax to other recipients.

Sending a Fax

To send a fax, you will need to go to your application and choose one of the two methods for composing a fax. The first one is pretty simple. You need to type the message directly using your phone's virtual keyboard. The second one lets you use your iPhone's camera to take a picture of a document you wish to fax. The document will then be optimized to ensure that is 100% readable on the receiving end.

Do you want to learn more about iPhone faxing? Check out the best apps to send fax from iPhone and a detailed how-to-guide at E-mailfaxservices.com.

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