For businesses and individuals depending on faxes, the traditional way of fax seems clumsy, slow, and out of date. Nowadays, you can make calls, watch TV, stream movies, and listen to music with WiFi and without wires. Then, can you fax over WiFi?
Can You Fax over WiFi?
Along with the wide popularity and application of WiFi, it can never be denied that many things can be done over WiFi, including fax.
Fax over WiFi on a Fax Machine
Many people have been using “all in one” fax machines with printers and they are always marketed as “WiFi compatible”. However, that doesn’t mean that you can fax over WiFi with such a fax machine because the feature of “WiFi compatible” just indicates that the fax machine can be connected with your smartphone or computer through WiFi. It fails to allow you to fax over WiFi. To send or receive a fax on such a machine, you still need a landline that should be plugged into it. Or it’ll never make it.
Fax over WiFi on Smartphone, Tablet and Computer
Online fax does make it possible to fax over WiFi.
What is online fax and how does it work, then?
Simply put, the essential principle of online fax is to transmit information over the Internet. Without the need for a telephone line dedicated to fax, documents can be faxed out from one device (sender) to another one (recipient).
With series of clicks and taps, your documents can be faxed to any fax number from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Compared with a fax machine, the following things aren’t needed when online fax is used:
- A landline dedicated to fax
- Huge space to locate a fax machine
How to Send a Fax over WiFi?
To send a fax over WiFi, the following steps should be followed:
Step 1. Download and install the Dingtone FAX app on your device.
Step 2. Register for an account on the Dingtone FAX app and purchase a fax plan based on your demands. The good news, you’ll have a fax number contained in your Fax plan provided by the Dingtone FAX app.
Step 3. Fill the fax recipient’s fax number or select your target fax number from your contacts.
Step 4. Scan the file you’re ready to fax out using the webcam on your smartphone or tablet or directly attach the file to fax from email or cloud.
Step 5. Edit the document to be faxed out if necessary. FAX app allows its users to add a cover page to the file or a signature.
Step 6. Click the “Send” button to finish up faxing.
How to Receive a Fax over WiFi?
Online fax allows you to receive a fax at any time and place, which is a huge advantage compared with a traditional fax machine. To receive a fax over WiFi, the following steps should be followed:
Step 1. Download and install Dingtone FAX app on your device.
Step 2. Register for an account on FAX app and purchase a fax plan based on your demands. Good news, you’ll have a fax number contained in your Fax plan provided by FAX app and the number can be shared to anyone that needs to send fax to you.
Step 3. Whenever fax arrives, you’ll receive a notification and you can click it to check the details of the fax you’ve received.
- A fax machine fails to let you fax over WiFi because it still needs a plugin with a telephone line and the wireless-only refers to the wireless connection between the fax machine and your device.
- Online fax app can really let you fax over WiFi from a smartphone, tablet or computer.