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How to Get a Fax Number the Cheapest Way Possible With iFax

Starting a business from the ground up is exciting. But if you have limited resources, the best thing to do is use the most affordable options. If faxing is an integral part of your daily operations, go for a low-cost way to acquire a fax number without setting up a phone line. With an online fax number, you can send and receive faxes from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Here’s a quick guide on how to get a fax number with an iFax account. Find out how you can save more than $500 on annual landline fees with this option.

Get a Fax Number Instantly With Any Device

Getting a fax number is convenient with iFax. Here’s a quick tutorial for web users:

1. Go to the iFax plans and pricing page. Click Start now under either the Plus or Professional Plan.

2. The Professional Plan offers a 7-day trial, which you can cancel anytime. Enter your credit card details.

3. iFax will prompt you to select a fax number. Choose US or Canada, then find your area code. Select a number that’s easy to remember.

4. Click on “Add Number” to activate your new fax number.

Importance of Choosing the Right Fax Number

Fax numbers are unique, like telephone numbers. The right fax number can be part of your branding. After all, your contact information is already displayed prominently on your business cards, online advertisements, and other marketing collateral.

Customers can identify your brand immediately with your fax number if it’s easy to remember. It’s a simple yet effective way to stand out from the competition.

How to Choose the Right Fax Number

Local fax number

A local fax number is ideal for businesses that operate in a limited area. Examples of these are restaurants, retailers, and clinics. Choose the same area code as your business phone to avoid confusion. Make sure you select both the correct city and area code.

Keep in mind that some cities like Austin and Georgetown have the same area code. If you operate in Austin but have a Georgetown 512 fax number, customers in Austin may fax your documents without dialing the 512, which will cause a failed transmission.

Toll-free fax number

Choose a toll-free number if you expect regular faxes from different area codes. Companies with global customers, such as e-commerce platforms, can benefit from using this. Individuals and businesses sending you faxes will not incur long-distance charges. iFax can provide a toll-free fax number for a minimal fee.

Existing fax number

Do you wish to continue using your current fax number? This is a good idea if you’re already an established business. You don’t want to confuse your long-term customers with a new fax number. What’s more, updating all your business cards, marketing ads, websites, and marketing materials is costly.

All you need to do is port your business fax number to iFax. The process will only take three to five days. Meanwhile, you can still send and receive faxes as usual.

Vanity number

iFax also offers vanity fax numbers if you want a specific set of digits. You may request a number that’s easy to remember, like +1-512-555-8888. The fax number can also spell out your company name or a word. For example, +1-512-CONSULT equates to +1-512-266-7858.

Advantages of Getting Your Fax Number From iFax

1. A wide selection to choose from

When you sign up for an account, select the area code and number. Scroll up and down until you find the perfect combination that’s easy to remember.

2. Fast porting for an existing fax number

You don’t have to change a number if you plan to switch to iFax. The service will do the heavy lifting for you when you port your current number. It’s business as usual as you send and receive faxes from clients, suppliers, and vendors.

3. No hidden charges

Once you sign up or migrate to iFax, there are no setup costs or surprise fees. You will only pay for the subscription plan that comes with a fax number. Upgrade or downgrade anytime, according to your business needs.

4. Incomparable security

iFax offers superior security compared to traditional fax machines and services. All faxes are protected by 256-bit encryption, so you can be confident that your information is safe from prying eyes. Set up two-factor authentication for additional peace of mind.

5. Enjoy discounts for business accounts

Sign up for an annual plan and get two months free, no questions asked. If you need an extra fax number, configure the additional license to add a team member to your account. It only costs $1.66 per month.

Getting a Fax Number Through Our Fax API

Our customer support will help you generate a fax number through our fax API. You need to make an API call to make a request. To do this, send the request to our server to establish a connection. From here, you can get a fax number. Your IT team can delve into our API documentation, while our customer service team will assist you throughout the process.

Unlock New Possibilities With Your Fax Number

Imagine how much you will save if you get a fax number from iFax instead of acquiring a dedicated landline number. A landline in 2022 costs $42 per month, which adds up to more than $500 per year. You must also pay for the equipment, installation fees, and extra charges.

In contrast, you only pay $16.67 per month for online faxing, which is billed annually with your new fax number.
You’ll also enjoy the convenience of:

  • Sending and receiving up to 500 pages per month (Plus plan)
  • Using the email-to-fax feature
  • Accessing faxes using iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac devices
  • Staying HIPAA compliant when faxing protected health information (PHI)
  • Syncing all your faxes to Google DriveOneDrive, and Dropbox

Curious why more than 5 million users love our service? Find out for yourself and explore our platform at your own pace. Sign up for an account to get started.

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