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  1. #1
    John Navas
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    Although it is possible to fax over cellular with a dial-up type connection
    (CSD in the case of GSM), it's slow, difficult to set up and use, and isn't
    available from all carriers in all areas.

    An alternative for cellular with email or Internet access is to use a fax
    service. I'm currently using two such services:

    INCOMING FAX

    eFax <http://www.efax.com/>
    Supports fax-to-email (and vice versa). No charge for eFax Free (non-local
    number, receive-only) if you're willing to put with occasional marketing
    email.

    OUTGOING FAX

    Fax1 <http://fax1.com/>
    Supports email-to-fax and web-to-fax, as well as proprietary Internet software
    (FaxBlaster). Free to sign up with $1 trial credit. No monthly charge.
    Prepay credit never expires. $0.12/page (successfully delivered) to the USA

    I'm compiling this information for the cellular webpages I publish. If anyone
    knows of comparable or better services, please follow-up here. Thank you.

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



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  2. #2
    cricket
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    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet

    FWIW, efax sucks - if your free efax number gets more than 20 spam faxes a
    month they cancel the account if you refuse to upgrade to their paid plan.
    And yes, you will get tons of spam faxes after you've had the number a
    couple of years (I had one since they started and lost it last year because
    of spam faxes). Reporting the spam using their form is a PITA (takes a good
    10 min per spam, probably longer if using a cell phone connection to access
    the efax site) but necessary if you don't want all of the spam faxes to
    count against you. I do not recommend them at all.

    Send2fax.com is an email and web based fax service that gives you an 800#
    and is good for both in and outbound. My account is $1 service fee a month,
    but new subscribers will pay $1.95 service fee. Per page fee is 15 cents for
    successful in or outbound faxes. (They have high volume plans available
    too - at lower rates than the efax paid plans.) if you send many faxes, it's
    well worth $2 a month to have both in and outbound faxes using the same fax
    system.



    "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:WhB%[email protected]
    > Although it is possible to fax over cellular with a dial-up type
    > connection
    > (CSD in the case of GSM), it's slow, difficult to set up and use, and
    > isn't
    > available from all carriers in all areas.
    >
    > An alternative for cellular with email or Internet access is to use a fax
    > service. I'm currently using two such services:
    >
    > INCOMING FAX
    >
    > eFax <http://www.efax.com/>
    > Supports fax-to-email (and vice versa). No charge for eFax Free
    > (non-local
    > number, receive-only) if you're willing to put with occasional marketing
    > email.
    >
    > OUTGOING FAX
    >
    > Fax1 <http://fax1.com/>
    > Supports email-to-fax and web-to-fax, as well as proprietary Internet
    > software
    > (FaxBlaster). Free to sign up with $1 trial credit. No monthly charge.
    > Prepay credit never expires. $0.12/page (successfully delivered) to the
    > USA
    >
    > I'm compiling this information for the cellular webpages I publish. If
    > anyone
    > knows of comparable or better services, please follow-up here. Thank you.
    >
    > --
    > Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    > John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>







  3. #3
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <DmC%[email protected]> on Mon, 21 Mar 2005
    16:11:15 GMT, "cricket" <cricket23[email protected]> wrote:

    >FWIW, efax sucks - if your free efax number gets more than 20 spam faxes a
    >month they cancel the account if you refuse to upgrade to their paid plan.
    >And yes, you will get tons of spam faxes after you've had the number a
    >couple of years (I had one since they started and lost it last year because
    >of spam faxes). Reporting the spam using their form is a PITA (takes a good
    >10 min per spam, probably longer if using a cell phone connection to access
    >the efax site) but necessary if you don't want all of the spam faxes to
    >count against you. I do not recommend them at all.


    FWIW, I've never had a single spam fax on my eFax Free number, and I've had it
    for quite a long time. (You may be giving your fax number out to the wrong
    people.) If I did start getting spam faxes, I would simply change the number.

    >Send2fax.com is an email and web based fax service that gives you an 800#
    >and is good for both in and outbound. My account is $1 service fee a month,
    >but new subscribers will pay $1.95 service fee. Per page fee is 15 cents for
    >successful in or outbound faxes. (They have high volume plans available
    >too - at lower rates than the efax paid plans.) if you send many faxes, it's
    >well worth $2 a month to have both in and outbound faxes using the same fax
    >system.


    Why would I care about using the same fax system? My current setup of eFax
    for free inbound and Fax1 for low-cost outbound is dead simple and works fine.

    >"John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:WhB%[email protected]
    >> Although it is possible to fax over cellular with a dial-up type
    >> connection
    >> (CSD in the case of GSM), it's slow, difficult to set up and use, and
    >> isn't
    >> available from all carriers in all areas.
    >>
    >> An alternative for cellular with email or Internet access is to use a fax
    >> service. I'm currently using two such services:
    >>
    >> INCOMING FAX
    >>
    >> eFax <http://www.efax.com/>
    >> Supports fax-to-email (and vice versa). No charge for eFax Free
    >> (non-local
    >> number, receive-only) if you're willing to put with occasional marketing
    >> email.
    >>
    >> OUTGOING FAX
    >>
    >> Fax1 <http://fax1.com/>
    >> Supports email-to-fax and web-to-fax, as well as proprietary Internet
    >> software
    >> (FaxBlaster). Free to sign up with $1 trial credit. No monthly charge.
    >> Prepay credit never expires. $0.12/page (successfully delivered) to the
    >> USA
    >>
    >> I'm compiling this information for the cellular webpages I publish. If
    >> anyone
    >> knows of comparable or better services, please follow-up here. Thank you.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    >> John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>

    >
    >


    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  4. #4
    Drewdawg
    Guest

    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet

    John Navas wrote:
    > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    > In <DmC%[email protected]> on Mon, 21 Mar
    > 2005 16:11:15 GMT, "cricket" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> FWIW, efax sucks - if your free efax number gets more than 20 spam
    >> faxes a month they cancel the account if you refuse to upgrade to
    >> their paid plan. And yes, you will get tons of spam faxes after
    >> you've had the number a couple of years (I had one since they
    >> started and lost it last year because of spam faxes). Reporting the
    >> spam using their form is a PITA (takes a good 10 min per spam,
    >> probably longer if using a cell phone connection to access the efax
    >> site) but necessary if you don't want all of the spam faxes to count
    >> against you. I do not recommend them at all.

    >
    > FWIW, I've never had a single spam fax on my eFax Free number, and
    > I've had it for quite a long time. (You may be giving your fax
    > number out to the wrong people.) If I did start getting spam faxes,
    > I would simply change the number.
    >

    I'll have to agree only to add I've never had to change my eFax number in
    the 6 years I've had it. I've only received a couple span faxes in the
    beginning, but that dried up not long after.

    Besides, I can't give it up now. I got it in Lakewood CA and received a
    Maryland number. I now live in Delaware. Go figure ;-)





  5. #5
    BTD
    Guest

    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet

    "cricket" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >FWIW, efax sucks - if your free efax number gets more than 20 spam faxes a
    >month they cancel the account if you refuse to upgrade to their paid plan.
    >And yes, you will get tons of spam faxes after you've had the number a
    >couple of years (I had one since they started and lost it last year because
    >of spam faxes).


    I've had a free efax number for three years and only 2 spam faxes
    total in all that time.





  6. #6
    Todd Copeland
    Guest

    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet

    "cricket" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    newsmC%[email protected]
    > FWIW, efax sucks - if your free efax number gets more than 20 spam faxes a


    Agreed.. efax is the worst. I signed up and they the flood gates of smap
    email started. They sent me advertizments for any and everything every day.
    I had used them many years ago, when they were still starting out, and they
    only advertizment they had was in their fax reader. Now their software
    installs all kinds of crap on your system.





  7. #7
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Wed, 23 Mar 2005
    12:21:29 GMT, "Todd Copeland" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"cricket" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >newsmC%[email protected]
    >> FWIW, efax sucks - if your free efax number gets more than 20 spam faxes a

    >
    >Agreed.. efax is the worst. I signed up and they the flood gates of smap
    >email started. They sent me advertizments for any and everything every day.


    Perhaps things have changed, because I'm getting no more than about one eFax
    ad message per week, most of which are taken care of by my spam filtering. To
    me it seems a small price to pay for a free fax number. What's your
    alternative?

    >I had used them many years ago, when they were still starting out, and they
    >only advertizment they had was in their fax reader. Now their software
    >installs all kinds of crap on your system.


    I'm using eFax Messenger 2.0, which has no ads. You can get it from
    <http://appdb.codeweavers.com/appview.php?appId=667&versionId=887>.

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  8. #8
    John Richards
    Guest

    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet

    "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    > [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    > I'm using eFax Messenger 2.0, which has no ads. You can get it from
    > <http://appdb.codeweavers.com/appview.php?appId=667&versionId=887>.


    I uninstalled eFax Messenger (1.x?) quite some time ago, and subsequently
    discovered that the native "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" renders eFax
    incoming faxes quite well.

    --
    John Richards



  9. #9
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Wed, 23 Mar 2005
    17:20:03 GMT, "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    >>
    >> I'm using eFax Messenger 2.0, which has no ads. You can get it from
    >> <http://appdb.codeweavers.com/appview.php?appId=667&versionId=887>.

    >
    >I uninstalled eFax Messenger (1.x?) quite some time ago, and subsequently
    >discovered that the native "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" renders eFax
    >incoming faxes quite well.


    Thanks for the tip!

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  10. #10
    Richie
    Guest

    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet

    Really? I receive my efax messages in .efx format and Windows Picture and
    Fax viewer is not able to open those files. I tried many times to no avail.

    I used jfax before and those files, I was able to open using Windows Picture
    and Fax Viewer.

    What format do you receive your efax in?


    "John Richards" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "John Navas" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> [POSTED TO alt.cellular.attws - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >>
    >> I'm using eFax Messenger 2.0, which has no ads. You can get it from
    >> <http://appdb.codeweavers.com/appview.php?appId=667&versionId=887>.

    >
    > I uninstalled eFax Messenger (1.x?) quite some time ago, and subsequently
    > discovered that the native "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer" renders eFax
    > incoming faxes quite well.
    >
    > --
    > John Richards






  11. #11
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet

    Cyrus Afzali wrote:

    > Everyone who has an eFax account receives them in the .efx format,
    > which is a proprietary format that requires the free eFax Messenger
    > program.


    But you can choose to receive your eFaxes in TIFF format, which Windows Fax
    viewer can open. (And I do receive mine as TIFFs.)


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    "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
    --New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"



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    Zen Cohen
    Guest

    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet


    > But you can choose to receive your eFaxes in TIFF format, which Windows
    > Fax
    > viewer can open. (And I do receive mine as TIFFs.)


    I can receive my j-faxes in tif and in pdf format, too.





  13. #13
    Richie
    Guest

    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet

    In order to receive efax in .tif format, do you have to subscribe to efax
    Plus? I have the free service and I don't see that option in my account.

    Their website does say that with efax Plus, you can receive faxes in .pdf
    format. I don't need to do that because I can convert faxes to pdf format
    myself.



    >
    > But you can choose to receive your eFaxes in TIFF format, which Windows
    > Fax viewer can open. (And I do receive mine as TIFFs.)
    >
    >






  14. #14
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet

    Zen Cohen wrote:
    >>But you can choose to receive your eFaxes in TIFF format, which Windows
    >>Fax
    >>viewer can open. (And I do receive mine as TIFFs.)

    >
    >
    > I can receive my j-faxes in tif and in pdf format, too.


    Not surprising. Both services are owned by the same company.




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    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

    "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
    --New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"



  15. #15
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: Fax over cellular using the Internet

    Richie wrote:
    > In order to receive efax in .tif format, do you have to subscribe to efax
    > Plus? I have the free service and I don't see that option in my account.


    I don't think so.

    I'm pretty sure I get them in TIF format, and I have a free account too. (I'd
    be more inclined to pay for an account if they would actually get local numbers
    in my area instead of just telling me they have them.)

    Someone would probably have to send me a fax. Been a while since the last time
    I received one.

    --
    JustThe.net - Apple Valley, CA - http://JustThe.net/ - 888.480.4NET (4638)
    Steven J. Sobol, Geek In Charge / [email protected] / PGP: 0xE3AE35ED

    "The wisdom of a fool won't set you free"
    --New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"



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