A fax machine is pretty archaic when you think about itI haven't used a fax machine in years. When we dumped the landline we lost the use of our fax (something we forgot to consider when we decided to cancel the landline).
Our corner Mailboxes ETC and UPS charge $1 per page + $1 for each LD call.I just got back from a local corner store that quoted $2/page for a fax to the US.
This seems outrageous - are there cheaper alternatives?
It's a lot easier to tamper with an emailed document than with a scan. In theory, someone could intercept your email, make changes to the document and keep your signature, or change the names and signatures, etc. Plus I think there are some legal concerns about your ability to electronically modify a scanned document. Mortgage papers are less of an issue here than papers in legal proceedings/court cases.If you scan your signature what is the difference to a legal document? That's exactly what a Fax machine does. The only difference is that email won't degrade the quality to barely legible
This is what I use -- I've had a number of these over the years but the one I'm using now is by far my favourite: the Canon MX850 (there is a newer version now with a higher model number). It's been 100% reliable, the ink cartridges are cheaper than those of other brands I've used in the past, it prints two-sided, is energy-efficient, and the software works well on both PC and Mac. I hardly ever use the fax function, but having a copier and scanner, as well as a printer, is really handy. This is the first of these multifunction machines I've used where the individual components are just as good as dedicated devices (like a standalone copier, a standalone scanner, a standalone fax machine).Why don't you get one of those 3-in-1 machines with copier, fax & print? That's what I did. It was not even the cost of faxing. It was the nuisance of driving all the way to an UPS Store or Staples just to fax a couple of pages. I believe good ones will run you about $200 but its worth spending money, IMO.