Friday, February 26, 2010

MyFax now has local numbers available in 34 Canadian cities

While we talk a lot here on the blog and in other places about the value of having a toll-free fax number – especially how it can make a small company look larger – it’s not necessarily right for everybody.

There are lots of good reasons you might want to have a local number instead, such as a small company wanting to emphasize its local ties or a large company wanting to localize its service.

That’s why the fact that MyFax has expanded our local fax number availability in Canada is such warm news on an otherwise chilly day. In fact, we now have local numbers available for our Internet fax service in 34 cities throughout the Great White North, which is 28 more than we used to have. It’s enough to cover virtually every major city in Canada, whether they’re located in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

By the way, if you’ve been using a toll-free fax number in Canada and want to change it over to a local number, contact MyFax customer service via phone, email or online chat and they’ll take care of it for you.

Friday, February 19, 2010

MyFax to Exhibit at the National Real Estate CyberConvention & Expo

MyFax Product Marketing Manager Sam Wehbe will present “Technology for Realtors The New Way - The Web Way” at the National Real Estate CyberConvention & Expo.

Sam will discuss the new breed of solutions that deliver technology through the Internet and make workplace IT easier and less expensive for real estate offices and individual realtors.

Details for the event:

What: National Real Estate CyberConvention & Expo
The CyberConvention is expected to attract more than 10,000 real estate professionals during its seven days, and is completely virtual open to the real estate community worldwide.

When: February 21-27, 2010


Presentation: Sam’s presentation will be accessible all day Tuesday, February 23 and Friday, February 26. Attendees can visit the Speaker Center inside the convention and click on Sam’s session.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Faxing helps athletes deliver signed Letters of Intent

Wednesday, February 3 was a big day for high school athletes and the colleges that have worked so hard to get them to come to their schools. It was national signing day, the day that those athletes can sign National Letters of Intent that commit them to a particular college.

It’s also a big day for fans of those schools, which is what makes the whole process so newsworthy. That’s why I was delighted to see this photo of an athlete from Plano, Texas signing his National Letter of Intent. Not so much for the athlete or the sport itself – I’m not a big follower of Texas high school football – but for the delivery method of the signed letter.

That’s right, you guessed it. When he was done signing the letter, he faxed it. As with so many areas in the business world, when a signed legal document needs to be transmitted quickly, faxing is the method of choice – sometimes the only allowable method.

If the school has MyFax they’ll be able to file it electronically for safekeeping instead of having to store a piece of paper in some file cabinet somewhere in the bowels of the athletic facility. They can add the letter to the player’s general electronic files, making it easy to keep everything about him together throughout his time at the school.

Readers, what about you? Have you ever had to fax an unusual or interesting document like this one?

Friday, February 05, 2010

Test Your Faxing IQ

Before email, before instant messaging, before texting and smart phones, there was the fax. While it’s normal to think that faxing has gone the way of the typewriter, the truth is faxing is still very much alive. In fact, it’s a big part of many industries and even required by some.

So to make sure you have the most current information – and a good store of knowledge should you appear as a contestant on Jeopardy! and the Daily Double is a fax-related question – we offer a couple quiz questions.

1. Some advantages of an Internet fax service over a fax machine are:
A. No need to go back to the office to read your faxes
B. Internet fax accounts never have busy signals on inbound faxes
C. Because they’re electronic, your faxes can travel with you more easily
D. All of the above

All of the above. Since Internet fax services are tied to your email account, you can receive faxes anywhere you can get email. That also means you can store your faxes on your laptop or other device so they’re always handy. And if multiple people send you faxes at one time, your Internet fax service will never return a busy signal.

2. The monthly cost for an Internet fax service is roughly the same as using a fax machine.
A. True
B. False

False. It’s actually a lot less. With a fax machine you have the cost of the machine, plus a dedicated phone line, toner, paper and electricity. The only cost for an Internet fax service is the service itself. You’re really looking at pennies per day for 24x7x365 access to your important faxes.