Though simple the question keeps you occupied in thinking whether can you use your number in Google Voice for fax purpose? The answer is ‘Yes’.
To use your google voice number for sending and receiving a fax, primarily you need to unlock your number so as to port it to an online fax service provider who should also support porting. Once the porting is done then the user can avail the online fax services while keeping their original number. We have listed down the following steps guiding you on how to use your Google Voice for faxing:
A] Unlocking Number (Google Voice Number)
To be able to start receiving fax on Google Voice, first of all, you need to transfer your number out of Google Voice. In order to do that, you will have to unlock your number by going through the steps mentioned below on your Google Voice Account:
1) Go to Google Voice Unlock Page on your computer
2) Select the Google Voice number you wish to port out to the online fax service provider
3) Click on ‘Unlock my number’ followed by continue
4) Then onwards you’ll need to pay $3 to Google to start unlocking your Google Voice Number
5) Once your number is unlocked, you need to go to Step 2 and request to begin the porting procedure to online fax service provider to start sending & receiving fax on Google Voice.
B] Port Your Unlocked Google Voice Number To An Online Fax Service Provider
By now you should have narrowed down to one from many online fax service providers whose service you wish to opt for depending upon your needs, requirements, etc. There are many to name but the one that gets floated out marvelously via its features & functionality is ‘iFax’. In simple words, iFax is very easy, user-friendly and simple to use. We will take a dip into the features and functionalities of iFax a bit later. Once the porting is done, you will be able to send and receive fax on your iFax network using your Google Voice Number.
The only thing you will need to know beforehand is that once your port services are active on your Google Voice Number, you no longer can receive voice calls and your ported number will only be acting as an inbound & outbound fax number.
Advantages of using your Google Voice Number for faxing:
Following are few of the benefits of porting your number to iFax to send and receive faxes using Google Voice:
1) Keep the same number:
Not only your Google Voice Number is ready to start sending and receiving online faxes but you also get to keep the same number meaning no hassle to your clients and customers.
2) Get rid of landline or fax machine:
This is the convenience of opting for online fax service with iFax is that do not need a fixed phone line or fax machine as you are easily able to complete all your business or personal faxing needs via desktop, laptop, smartphone or even a tablet.
3) Forever Present:
Irrespective of your internet connection status, your fax number is always active and ready to transmit faxes. You’ll receive alerts via email and push notifications as soon as there is a new fax in your inbox.
The iFax app is available on 5 major platforms i.e, iOS, MacOS, Android, Windows, and Web. It’s presence spanned across 17 countries and already comes equipped with a state-of-the-art integrated document scanner. Additionally, it features fax image editing with automated fax image optimization. With annotate PDFs, fill forms, and adding a digital signature – iFax comes as a clear winner when it comes to the pool of companies offering online fax services.