Send a Free Fax

Category: Fax

I don't have a fax machine, but I've heard that there are places on the Web that will let me send a free fax. I visited one site but they wanted my credit card to open a free trial account. Is there a truly FREE internet fax service?

Free Fax Service

Yes, there are a few places online that allow you to send a free fax, no strings attached. You don't need a fax machine, you don't need fax software, you don't have to give anyone your credit card number. My favorite is FaxZero, which lets you send a fax to any fax machine in the United States (including Puerto Rico) or Canada for free. All you need is a computer on the Internet and a valid e-mail address. Faxzero is web-based, so you can access it with a PC, Mac or Linux based computer.

Here's how it works... First visit FaxZero.com and fill out the free fax form. Enter your e-mail address and carefully type the Confirmation Code. (This prevents malicious users and automated bots from abusing the system.) Then type the text of your fax (for a quick text-based fax) or attach a file. You can send plain text, PDF, Microsoft Word (DOC), or an Excel spreadsheet (XLS) file. Ready to send? Whack the Send Free Fax Now button!

A confirmation message will then be sent to your e-mail address. Your fax won't be transmitted until you click the link in that message. You'll receive an e-mail confirming that the fax was either delivered, or that it failed for some reason.
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Free Internet Faxing... Really?

Yes, it's really free. The service is supported by ads on the website and the presence of the FaxZero logo on the cover page of the free faxes you send. That seems like a small "price" to pay for sending a free fax. You don't have to buy a fax machine, fax software, fax supplies, get a fax line, or pay long distance phone charges. And typically the cover page is mostly blank anyway. Why not fill it up with something useful?

And you needn't be concerned about getting spammed or scammed if you use FaxZero. Here's the FaxZero privacy policy:

We hate junk e-mail and junk faxes, and will absolutely not send any unsolicited e-mail or faxes. Users will receive e-mail messages (such as confirmation messages) as part of the process of using the service. If you subscribe to the FaxZero mailing list, we will send occasional news about the service, which may include advertisments for our marketing partners. Your name, company name, e-mail address, and fax number will appear in the "Sender Information" area of the faxes that you send. FaxZero will not share your information, nor information about the people you send faxes to, with marketers or anyone else, unless compelled to do so by court order.

Can I Send Unlimited Free Faxes?

No, the free service provided by FaxZero is limited to 5 faxes per day, and there's a maximum of three pages per fax. If you need to send more than that, you can use the FaxZero Premium service. Sending a premium fax costs $1.99, and there's no ad or FaxZero logo on the cover page, so you may like that for business communications. You get priority delivery, the number of pages increases from 3 to 15, and there's no fax-per-day limitation.

If you're looking for a free INBOUND faxing service that requires no fax machine, check out my companion article Free Inbound Faxing for more info on receiving faxes by email.

There are other ways to send free faxes using the Internet. Check out my article Free Internet Faxing for some other free fax services, or read Kevin Savetz's FAQ How can I send a fax from the Internet? for more options.

 
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Posted by:

emily
21 Jan 2010

Thanks for the great info. Just used faxzero.com and the confirmation : )


Posted by:

Ryan
28 Jan 2010

I use faxorama. Seems to be a bit better then faxzero. You can consider it too.

http://faxorama.com


Posted by:

Morgan
19 Feb 2010

I use OwlFax.com for free fax; no ads and I get a fax confirmation by e-mail.


Posted by:

TnSunshiine
27 Apr 2010

Here is another free internet faxing site: http://www.gotfreefax.com/
It's cover page is ad-free, but you are limited to 2 free faxes per day and 3 pages per fax. Also, you can only send faxes, not receive them, at this site.


Posted by:

user on the move
20 May 2010

googling I arrived here
and the service was successful
good idea, easy to use
thanks!


Posted by:

angel
21 Jun 2010

Most of this called free fax services are not free is all a big fat you know. I spent 2 hours trying to send a free fax and I couldn't they send you here and there and at the end you never get it send.

EDITOR'S NOTE: That certainly has not been my experience. Did you try FaxZero?


Posted by:

Boris
25 Aug 2010

FaxOrama.com rocks!!!


Posted by:

Ron
17 Sep 2010

I tried this faxzero service but never got any confirmation via email or otherwise. I then tried faxorama and same thing, no confirmation. I really don't think these work.


Posted by:

Ron
17 Sep 2010

The only one that worked was gotfreefax.com. They did send the email confirmation link; I clicked it; then they sent a confirmation email that the fax was sent. The others failed to do any of these things. I'll stick with this service. It actually works.


Posted by:

Emmanuel
05 Oct 2010

Faxzero.Com works but sends ad


Posted by:

mohamed
21 Oct 2010

these sites do not work for faxing in all countries. where can I find an international faxing through internet? thanks a lot

EDITOR'S NOTE: You can send international faxes with FaxZero (https://faxzero.com/international) but it's not free.


Posted by:

Lee
09 Feb 2011

Why do so many advertise "free" when it's only a free trial? To me, thats false advertising !!
(as well as being irritating!!)


Posted by:

Mich
23 Feb 2011

I only need to receive faxes. I just found faxbetter.com, which claims to be totally free. Anyone familiar with this service?


Posted by:

Mich
23 Feb 2011

Never mind my question about faxbetter.com. I found the "catch". I must receive a fax every seven days or the account will be deactivated. I only need this for ONE client of mine who still uses fax technology. But I may only get a fax once a month. That's why it's worth paying any monthly fees.


Posted by:

SuperFax
09 Mar 2011

Superfax is a new generation Internet Based Online Fax Solution that provides you the flexibility to send and receive faxes directly through email.No need of fax machine/telephone line /papers/ink/access anywhere in the world. "Special Offer" if a superfax customer give one referral he get 33%off in his next plan.if he give 3 referral then he get 100%off in his next plan(totaly free) for this service u can visit the website of superfax: http://www.superfax.in/


Posted by:

Shandy
13 Apr 2011

Had to fax a document from way out in the Mariana Islands (near Guam) to a mainland US company that has no email (must be the last one out there), and no way did I want to run all over the island looking for a fax machine. This article saved my day; thanks a million! The FaxZero interface was simple, the service free, and I got the confirmation email that my fax was successfully sent within 6 minutes. This service worked exactly as the aricle described for me; please ~ give it a try!


Posted by:

Pam
05 May 2011

I use http://www.printavision.com they let you send and receive faxes for free. they also have low prices for graphic design.

EDITOR'S NOTE: No free faxing here... they charge $0.99 per document.


Posted by:

j b
23 May 2013

Bob - FAXZERO will also send up to 15 fax pages for $1.99 (have to use Paypal) - called PREMIUM FAX.
No faxzero header and supposedly goes out faster.

It was amazingly easy - no enrollment, just scan in your doc (several formats), go to the website (faxzero), enter header/routing info, attach the doc and pay.

So far so good ...


Posted by:

ilanes
01 Apr 2014

15 fax pages for 1.99, it is more than 13 cent per page, I can recommend Online Fax Services from Popfax- http://www.popfax.com, it is twice cheaper, easy to use, fast, and highly professional.

EDITOR'S NOTE: I had poor experience with PopFax. See http://askbobrankin.com/free_internet_faxing_services.html


Posted by:

ilanes
01 Apr 2014

What happened? I am very satisfied with Popfax services so far.

EDITOR'S NOTE: You can see my comments about PopFax in the link I gave.


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