Answered By: University of Illinois Library
Last Updated: Jun 15, 2017     Views: 442

Faxing

The University of Illinois Library does not offer faxing services. Local fax services include FedEx, UPS, the Champaign Public Library, and the Urbana Free Library.

Online Fax Resources

There are also fax services available online. The following are examples of online fax services that have been reviewed by library staff.

Free online fax resources:

  • Faxzero.com
    • Try this if you just want to fax a couple of pages for free. Faxzero is advertiser supported; the site puts an advertisement on a coversheet that the recipient sees. You cannot receive faxes with this service, but you can send up to two free three page faxes per day to machines in the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada. There are charges for longer, international, or advertisement free faxes. Faxzero supports .doc or .pdf files, image files such as .gif, or a text based message.  
  • efax.com
    • If you need to receive a fax, try eFaxFree. This allows you to get a fax number (not always a local number) that sends faxes as an attachment in your email. You can receive up to 20 pages a month free with this service. You cannot send faxes for free using this service, but you do have the option of paying for a monthly fax plan with many other features.

Cost per page:

  • PamFax.biz
    • This downloadable application has a desktop client for Mac, Linux, and Android as well as Facebook and Salesforce. It is priced based on the number of pages you send (even for toll free numbers) to the US, Canada, and parts of Europe. Hundreds of file formats can be sent, including Microsoft Office documents, images, web pages, and PDF files. Fax reception is free and unlimited with an assigned fax number for customers who pay monthly subscription fees.

Monthly subscription fax services:

These services allow users to send and receive faxes for a monthly fee. Most of these services give you a local or toll free fax number and allow you to manage faxes online without requiring a fax machine. Pricing, number of included pages, and other features vary by provider and plan. Please check out these services individually to see which best suits your needs.

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