Once in a while I bump into an antiquated bureaucratic process that requires sending or receiving a fax. Back in the dialup days I was glad that I no longer needed a fax machine to send and receive faxes. However, I no longer have a land line so I end up having to pay an office supply store or a print shop for faxing services. Google Voice has been very useful for voice calls, however I was disappointed to find that it has no official support for sending or receiving faxes.
Here is some information that may help find a solution:
- The ability to print to fax using a dialup modem has been available for a long time.
- Someone already figured out how to send faxes by forwarding the call to a fax machine connected to a land line.
- Someone already figured out how to get a stable 40 Kbps dialup connection over Google Voice and thought about fax support.
- Some people believe that modem and fax communication over VoIP are too fragile to be functional.
I know there are many sites that provide faxing services for a fee, however I want to consider solutions using Google Voice. I was starting to think of a virtual dialup modem that somehow used Google Voice, but would rather read your suggestions of an existing solution or a simpler approach.