If you run a small to medium-sized business, you may be on the hunt for an online fax service that doesn’t cost a lot. While it’s easy to find plenty of plans and services that offer low rates, it’s a little harder to find one that also includes good features. The ability to electronically sign (eSign) a document in particular is one feature that can add value to a plan. eSigning with an online fax allows you to respond more quickly and saves you the hassle of having to print, sign and scan a document that simply needs your signature. Here, we take a look at plans with low monthly costs that also let users eSign faxes.
eFax’s Plus plan includes 150 inbound and 150 outbound pages at $16.95 per month. While all of eFax’s the services are both feature rich and reliable, that’s significantly pricier than other fax services.
eFax offers the ability to eSign documents and fax them back, and its services are HIPAA compliant. It also offers apps for iPhones and Android phones, as well as Microsoft Office integration and 24/7 phone support. eFax is the only company to include all of those features in one service.
HelloFax’s primary selling point is their smooth eSigning capability. In fact, they also own HelloSign, which is a service that specializes in eSigning various types of electronic documents. HelloFax’s Home Office plan costs $9.99 per month, or $8.33 a month with an annual prepayment. That includes 300 pages inbound and outbound, unlimited storage of sent and received faxes, and unlimited users. This plan lets you eSign documents from your browser, and also gives a preview of faxes before sending.
Other notable features in this plan include tight integration with Google Drive and no startup fees. HelloFax offers local numbers in 42 states, and has U.S.-based (email-only) customer support. However, they do not offer phone support or any mobile apps, and also will not let you store contacts online. HelloFax will port your existing fax number into their service for $15.
(RingCentral No Longer Offers eSigning)
RingCentral – Fax 700 At $8.99 per month – or $7.11 per month with an annual prepayment – for 700 inbound and outbound pages, this RingCentral plan is a great value. The Fax 700 plan offers a host of features, including the ability to eSign documents from your browser, faxing to international numbers, iPhone, Android and Blackberry apps, 24/7 phone support, and bundled service options (like RingCentral Professional and RingCentral Office- business phone systems that include online fax capability). The plan also includes a 30-day free trial, local fax numbers in 49 states, and unlimited storage of sent and received faxes. Porting a number is free, and the plan also includes contact books.