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If you’ve ever spent hours fixing a faulty fax machine or been stopped by the dreaded busy signal, you’ve probably asked yourself this: 'can you send a fax from a cell phone?' 

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Well, we’ve got good news for you, with online faxing, you can send a fax from your cell phone. Unlike traditional faxing (which relies on a fax machine and fax line), online faxing transmits faxes over the internet - meaning you can send faxes through your phone, tablet or computer.



In this guide, we’ll dive into mobile faxing, helping send and receive faxes from your cell phone. 

How To Send a Fax From a Cell Phone?

 

Now that you’ve discovered the magic of mobile faxing, you’re probably eager to send your first fax. 


However, you’ll need to download the 'eFax app' from the Apple App Store or Google Play store before you can start faxing. Alternatively, you can find the app by searching for 'eFax App' and downloading the app pictured below. 


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Once you have downloaded the app, it will prompt you to sign in with your eFax number and password/PIN. If you are not a current eFax customer, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial here

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When you log in to the app, eFax will take you to your homepage. From there, you can manage your contacts and transmit faxes. As each app is slightly different, follow the instructions below to send and receive faxes on iPhone and Android devices, respectively. 

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eFax’s IOS app is available on iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and iPod Touch. Here’s how to use it. 

Send Fax on iPhone

 

On eFax’s app, you can send a fax by following these steps. 


Step 1. Open the menu and select 'compose fax'. 

Step 2. Fill in the 'send to' box by typing in your recipient’s fax number or selecting their contact from the list.

Step 3. Select 'add attachments' and select documents from your photos, documents or camera. You can include up to 10 files in each fax.

Step 4. If you want to include a message for your recipient, turn on the cover sheet option. Type your message in the 'cover sheet' text box. 

Step 5. Press 'send'.

Once your faxes have been sent, eFax stores them in the 'sent' folder. You can find the ‘sent’ folder on the menu.

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Any fax sent to your fax number is automatically received and stored. Through the IOS app, you can locate your received faxes by following these steps:


Step 1. Open the menu and select 'inbox'. The inbox displays a list of the faxes you have received from most recent to least recent. 

Step 2. Scroll down the list and locate the fax you want to open. Select the fax and press 'view fax'. 

Step 3. Once the fax has been opened, you can view it or interact with it via the icons at the bottom of the screen. These buttons allow you to add a signature to the fax, tag it, forward it, trash it or adjust the document’s orientation. 

Step 4. Select 'save' once you have finished editing the fax. 

Android Faxing

 

eFax’s Android app is available to all compatible Android devices. Here’s how to use it. 

Send Fax on Android

 

Through the eFax app, you can send a fax on Android by following these steps:


Step 1. Open the menu on the left-hand side of the screen and press ‘compose fax'.

Step 2. Select your desired recipient from your contacts list, or type their fax number in the 'sent to' box. 

Step 3. Select 'add attachments' and attach up to 10 files per fax. You can select files from your photos, documents or camera. 

Step 4. Fill in the cover page with a message for your recipient. If you do not want to send a message, leave this section blank.

Step 5. Press 'send'. 

eFax stores sent faxes in the 'sent' folder, which you can access through the menu.

Receive Fax on Android

 

eFax automatically receives and saves any faxes that are sent to your fax number. Follow these steps to view received faxes.


Step 1. Open the menu and select 'inbox'. Your inbox displays previews of the faxes you have received from most recent to least recent. 

Step 2. Scroll down and locate your desired fax. Select it and press 'view fax'. 

Step 3. View your fax, or select the '+' symbol to edit, forward, tag or trash your fax. You can add signatures by selecting 'edit fax'.

Step 4. Once you have finished, press 'save'.

eFax’s Free Mobile Fax App

 

While eFax’s mobile apps are a great way to fax on the go, they can do more than just send and receive faxes. On both iPhone and Android devices, the eFax app allows you to take advantage of these great eFax features:


  • Digital Signatures: eFax’s digital signatures feature lets you create a signature, save it and add it to any fax. 

  • Tag and Search: eFax’s tag and search function allows you to 'tag' faxes, sorting them into categories that are easy to navigate. 

  • Large file transfer: eFax can transmit any file up to 3GB.

  • Fax multiple recipients: eFax allows you to send a single fax to multiple fax numbers.

  • Fax templates: if you don’t want to create a document from scratch, the eFax app includes a list of pre-formatted templates to choose from.

  • Free cloud-based storage: eFax automatically saves all faxes with free cloud-based storage. 

  • Customisable address book: eFax allows you to edit your address book at any time, making it easy to send faxes to regular recipients. 


Embrace Mobile Faxing with eFax

 

If you’re looking to try out mobile faxing, do yourself a favour and partner with eFax. eFax is a leading online fax provider that serves over 11 million customers across 46 countries (including Australia!).


With eFax’s NBN compatible faxing technology, you’ll be able to send faxes through your phone, tablet or computer: giving you the ability to fax from anywhere, at any time. As eFax is NBN-ready, you can even keep faxing as your business switches to the NBN - as no fax line means no interruptions. 


As eFax knows, taking the plunge on new technology is daunting that is why they’re offering a free trial. For 30 days, your trial will get you up to 400 free faxes, unlimited access to eFax’s features and a 24/7 customer service team. 


Start your eFax free trial by clicking here, or calling 1800 283 361. 

 


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