I was recently made aware of a great service for fax troubleshooting and basic faxing called “GotFreeFax.com“. I had used another service for my troubleshooting and just basic faxing needs online, but these guys reached out to me and I’m convinced theirs is definitely better.
Here’s a rundown of their free fax features:
- Two free faxes a day.
- No ads or branding whatsoever on the fax.
- Three pages per fax.
You may get a couple fewer faxes and pages per day with this service but, in my opinion that no ads or branding on the cover page so your recipient has no idea how you sent it makes up for that. Here’s a picture of the cover sheet from a free fax I sent to myself the redacted parts are just names and some information I had to fill out:
See? No ads. Just a plain cover sheet.
Sending a Fax From GotFreeFax.com
So here’s how to send a fax from GotFreeFax.com. It’s simple and you have a lot of options.
Step 1 – Go to GotFreeFax.com.
Step 2 – Fill out the sender information. This is you. You’ll need to put in your name, company name if you have one, your fax number with area code and you HAVE to put in your email address.
Step 3 – Fill in the recipient information. You’ll need to put in the recipient’s name, company information if they have one, fax number and a subject. Remember to put in an area code.
Step 4 – Enter the fax content. Typically you’ll want to just upload a document. They accept PDF files, DOC files and JPG files. So yes, you can fax a family photo. I haven’t tested with JPGs so I don’t know the size limitations, if any. I have uploaded DOCX files and it works with those just fine even though it doesn’t specifically say it will.
You can uncheck the “Use No-Add Free Cover Page”. This will just remove the cover page so you can use your own. It doesn’t give you the option to specifically upload a cover page, so you’ll need to make it part of the document.
Step 5 – Click the “Send Free Fax” button.
Step 6 – You’ll get a confirmation email. Click the link in the email.
Step 7 – Wait for the success or failure email to come in.
Larger Faxes – You can send larger faxes for a fee with the Premium Pay Per Fax Service. To do this, instead of clicking on the “Send Free Fax” button, click on the proper premium paid button for the number of pages you need to send.
Use an account – You can sign up for an account and pre-pay for some pages. Just click on the button for the number of pages you want to buy. You’ll be taken through a sign up process and asked for billing information. Sending faxes with an account in the future couldn’t be any easier. You just enter your email address and PIN in the fields under “Send Prepaid Fax” and hit “Send Fax Now” and it will automatically deduct the right number of pages from your account.