Joe, the guy who works in an elementary school – with a new question about faxing more easily and cheaply.
In my school, we have lots of documents to fax – not 1 or 2 pages, but often as much as 10 or 20 or more.
Currently, the school owns 1 fax machine connected to a phone line – but there is sometimes a line for the machine, and often you have to wait for the receipt to truly know your fax went through.
The online fax services I’ve seen are pretty expensive. I’ve read that you can fax for free through google voice, but that faxing over IP is not reliable for more than a page or 2.
I’d love to be able to fax from my PC and get a confirmation directly on my PC or through email.
1.) What’s the cheapest online faxing service for multi-page documents (both per-page, and monthly service)
2.)I have FIOS at home – Is there any way to ‘hack’ a server together that will let me fax from my home PC, through the phone line, for ‘free’, just the cost of the hardware, assuming I have the old hardware already and an unlimited talk-time phone service from my Internet provider (FIOS).
3.) How do the Internet based ‘triple play’ (phone, internet, cable) providers (FIOS, RCN, Optimum) enable reliable multi-page faxing services when their services are primarily internet based ?
Thanks in advance,