Your Fax Number: A Key Business Tool
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it’s the key to running a thriving business.
You need to communicate with clients/customers, with vendors and suppliers, with business partners, employees, and so many others. However, it’s also crucial that you have the right communication tools.
Email, SMS, phone calls – they’re all useful, but you could be missing a critical element of your toolkit: a fax number.
Send and Receive Faxes Online without the Fax Machine
Faxing is still a critical communication technology, but what small business really has the space (or budget) to dedicate to a fax machine? Maintaining your own fax machine also means paying for ink and toner, service when the machine goes down, and so much more.
There’s a better way – online faxing with MetroFax lets your customers, vendors, and suppliers send an online fax to you without any need for a fax machine at your business. You can also send and receive faxes on your own. Of course, you’ll need to know a bit more about online faxing, including what type of number you should use.
Types of Fax Numbers:
How You Send and Receive Faxes Matters
What type of fax number is right for your business? Or do you need a combination of local and toll-free numbers? Today, you have a lot of flexibility. With an online fax service, you have multiple options to send and receive faxes and they all deliver unique benefits.
Local Fax NumberA local number is a great option for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Many consumers and even business owners prefer to work with local partners in their immediate area. A local number gives the impression that you are part of that community. It also implies that you are local to the area and better understand the needs of those who live and work there. It's all about gaining a competitive edge while giving potential customers the confidence to do business with you.
Keeping Your Own Fax Number (Porting)As an online fax service, we believe in offering our customers flexibility and agility. One way we do that is by allowing you to keep your own number and port it into our service. That ensures that you’re able to cut out the fax machine without disrupting communications with your clients and business partners.
They can still use the same number they have for years to send faxes, and your employees will send and receive faxes from the same number as well. The only difference will be the medium – you’ll use digital technology rather than an analog fax machine.
Toll-Free Fax NumberA toll-free number offers you the opportunity to expand your brand's perception. Where local numbers can give the impression that your firm is part of the immediate community, toll-free numbers help give your organization the appearance of a larger company with a national or even international presence. It can be the key to gaining the trust of certain would-be clients/customers who feel that only a larger business could possibly satisfy their needs.
How To Get a Fax Number
How to Use Your Fax Number with MetroFax
Faxing with MetroFax is as easy as can be. Just follow a few basic steps.
To Send a Fax
To Receive/View a Fax
Important Features of MetroFax
In addition to offering multiple fax numbers and plenty of flexibility, you’ll find that an online fax service like MetroFax can also deliver other mission-critical benefits. These include:
Access to a centralized Message Center with online fax capabilities.
Fax by email and using any email service, allowing you to receive faxes online.
Access your faxes on a mobile device.
A mobile app compatible with the latest iOS and Android operating systems.
Up to 10 users (5 send and 5 receive users per account).
Activity logs so you can view/download sent and received fax information.
Tag and search faxes in your account.
Store fax pages in the cloud.
Fax to multiple recipients at the same time (up to 50).
Frequently Asked Questions
A fax number is the phone number associated with a fax machine or online fax account. Your contacts will enter this number into their fax machine to send a fax to you.
This can be any phone number, technically. For instance, if you choose to connect a fax machine to your business’s phone line, then your regular phone number is now a fax number because the fax machine will answer any inbound calls as long as it is connected. With an online fax service, this is no longer the case, as you can receive faxes online without the need to tie up a business line.
Traditionally, fax numbers were assigned by your local telephone carrier. However, today, an online fax service like MetroFax can assign you a local fax number without you having to deal with the phone company or pay for another line. We can also provide toll-free fax numbers and other services, such as fax by email.
Whether you want to receive faxes from clients or need to streamline your own billing, MetroFax can help.Explore our plans and choose the one that works best for your specific needs.