Friday, January 22, 2010

Faxing saves the day for vacationer

Saw this story this morning and just had to pass it along. It’s one I think we can all relate to – that sinking feeling when you realize you’re in deep trouble and you’re not sure how you’re going to get out of it.

The story involves a journalist who was taking an international vacation over the holidays, traveling from Marin County, California to the island of Malta. Potentially a dream vacation, right? Well it was, until she got to the airport and was told her tickets listed her married name but her passport listed her maiden name. In these days of heightened security that wasn’t going to work.

She needed proof that both identities were the same and was told by British Airways that a copy of her marriage license would work. That’s not something you normally carry with you on vacation. Fortunately, though, she was able to have someone fax a copy of it to the airport, it was accepted, and her vacation went off as planned. So basically the fax saved the day!

You may never face that issue, but at some point we all forget something of importance – usually at the most inconvenient time. Maybe it’s your notes for a presentation. Maybe it’s a contract for an important client. Whatever it is, it’s good to know you can have it delivered quickly and right to you computer or smartphone with MyFax. It’s a good little safety net.

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