5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 31, 2008 9:47 AM by Clarabear43
Clarabear43 Level 1 (0 points)
JUST got my MacBook Pro and trying to figure out if I can send and receive faxes while I am traveling. Do I need to be hooked up to a phone line with a physical fax modem? Can I send and receive faxes via EMAIL? Do I have to pay for a monthly service of some sort? Any and all advice welcome.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.5), New MacBook Pro user
  • a brody Level 9 (65,731 points)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions!

    The MacBook Pro does not have a physical fax modem built-in, however an addon USB one may be purchased. Apple makes a dongle one.

    If you want to fax by e-mail, this service is very popular:

    http://www.efax.com/

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  • Clarabear43 Level 1 (0 points)
    (1) Is there a way to connect via WiFi?
    (2) Does anyone know of a service like eFAX that perhaps is not so expensive? eFAX is $17 per month. I only get a few (usually 4-6) faxes per month.
  • nerowolfe Level 6 (13,065 points)
    Clarabear43 wrote:
    (1) Is there a way to connect via WiFi?

    Not without an internet fax service. You need a phone number for the sender to send to. That's how fax works.

    (2) Does anyone know of a service like eFAX that perhaps is not so expensive? eFAX is $17 per month. I only get a few (usually 4-6) faxes per month.


    Since you only receive faxes, use eFax free service. I have had it since they started in business.
    http://www.efax.com/efax-free
  • VA2020 Level 4 (3,450 points)
    www.MyFax.com is another one. I think it's only $10/month. I don't think it can get any cheaper. Basically they are assigning you your own dedicated fax number. I think you can pick any area code you want (as long as they have access to it) or even a 1-800 fax number. I'm sure eFax has similar offerings.
  • Clarabear43 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think that myfax is going to work. I wondered how it would work if someone sends me a handwritten fax to my email, so I called their support and found that "with MyFax if someone sends you a regular fax (let's say that have put the handwritten document through their fax machine), you will get the fax in your email as a PDF document". Thanks for the suggestion.