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I am building a web application for a company and the users should have the ability the send faxes on demand or by scheduled times.
The amount of faxes might reach hundreds per day.

I did a little research and found few APIs and web services that provide that service with ridiculous prices per fax, per minute or per month (eFax.com, interfax.net, etc).
(I have a fax line on my computer which costs $19.95 per year with unlimited plan, so how come web service cost more????? )
The hosting server is with GoDaddy.com so connecting a phone line to the server is not an option.

I was wondering if there is another way.
What are my options?
Posted 28-Jan-10 18:55pm
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Solution 1

shaynis wrote:
The hosting server is with GoDaddy.com so connecting a phone line to the server is not an option.


GoDaddy is retarded, you will find they block you doing all sorts of things. Does your app attempt to send email ? You'll have issues.

How do you hope to send a fax ? The only thing that will exist on your client is html and javascript, so will you require the user to scan an image, upload it to the server, and then the server faxes it ? I'd say it's easier to print it and put it into a fax machine, than generate a printout to scan, or take screenshots and save them. I think you're wasting your time, and possibly you completely misunderstand what an ASP.NET website can deliver to a client. You may find an activeX control that will support faxing, but I still don't see the point, where does the content come from ? If it comes from the data in the website, then perhaps, but even then, to send a fax, requires making a phone call, you'll never find a service that does it for free, hundreds a day is definitely going to cost you some money.
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Solution 3

Please edit your post, don't add detail in a fake 'answer'.

I don't know where you are in the world, but all you can really do, is research fax services where your client is, and tell them what it costs. I also think you'll have real trouble getting anything that's not really basic hosted on GoDaddy, for the reasons I stated.
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Member 9424271 at 12-Sep-12 6:24am
   
How Can I Send Fax using Web service?
Christian Graus at 12-Sep-12 20:33pm
   
If you want to use a web service, you need to write one that sends faxes, or find one that you can pay to use, that does. A web service has nothing to do with faxes.

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