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Well, I'd try to find a company that is doing that in the country where you live so that you can either redirect your current fax number to a number of the company without to much additional costs or that the number you rent (if they offer such a possibility) is a number that isn't making it overly expensive for those who want to send a fax to you.
But I don't think you'll find one for free as you need phone capacity to handle multiple connections and the infrastructure to handle those. (and believe me: hardware to handle multiple faxes at the same time can easily cost multiple 10'000$)
I'm not getting it. When you receive a fax to your PC, why would you print it out? What makes a fax different from a PDF file?
(Oh, so you don't have the phone line connected to your PC? Well, why not? I set that up more than 20 years ago at home. At work, faxes are picked up by the PABX and sent to us as an email enclosure, but that wasn't set up until later, more like ten years ago.)
As Glenn as already pointed out, for the legal profession, a fax is considered to be the equivalent of an original, but not so e-mails. I suspect that has more to do with technology outpacing regulations than people not believing an e-mail has not been tampered with before being ultimately received.
And, yes, it is possible to have a fax received and put into an e-mail document as a PDF, but that doesn't necessarily mean every law office has the time, money or desire to implement that solution.
I have to get off my arse and wander down a corridor to pick up a piece of paper that could easily have been scanned and emailed.
If you want to discuss people ignoring existing technologies designed to save everyone time...
My dad bought a wrecked car and--being a mechanic and his neighbor being a bodyman--put it back on the road. As part of the process to get it certified, he had to take pictures, get the JPGs printed, and snail-mail them in. I suspect that on the receiving end, somebody had to scan them back into some electronic format for archiving (assuming somebody needs to hang onto these)...
Some of the regulars will know of my complaining about the circle of H E double right angles I am in with a project, that lacks documentation, instrumentation that lacks documentation. General Moans, Dilbert heck in other words. I finally plucked the courage to ask the Boss what I need to do. His answer was to ask Client, Client ask Boss, Boss has found an issue with other things he is doing so they need to sit down and have a 'confab' about it so he is coming over next week, I think he has finally realised there are decisions he needs to make rather than defer to others to get what he wants. I have taken the advice offered and it could be good. (He actually sent me an email yesterday saying "I was doing a great job")
Mmm, my cynical side says he might have gone else where and was told "to do it with those spec's it will cost $X an hour", were we charge less than $X and have a better idea of what needs to be done. But I was feeling like I knew what I was doing for the first time!
Doesn't matter if he did - in fact it helps if he did.
I've had a couple of people like that in the past: "HOW MUCH?! I'm going to Joe!" Then a year or so later they come back and you get the same job, but with a better specification and a customer that loves you forever!
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