bitcoin fax

There’s a new online fax service in town! It’s called BitcoinFax, and it promises a way to send faxes fast and easy, using your Bitcoin currency for micropayments.

One of the biggest reasons why people don’t use fax services is because they only want to send a facsimile or a couple of faxes every once in a while.  For these users, a monthly plan is not what they need because they don’t need a virtual line to receive faxes through Gmail and sending faxes through other sites can end up being more costly than going to the post office due to service charges applied to credit cards and other forms of payment such as Paypal.

BitcoinFax is an alternative to fax just a few pages without paying any extra fee, and without the additional text added by free services. It was announced just a few days on Reddit and it has received its share of positive feedback. You use Bitcoin currency to make micropayments per fax, with fees that vary according to the zone you wish to fax to.  The service is effortless to use, and it has a beautiful design to accompany it.  You don’t need to sign up or anything. To send a fax just enter the desired fax number, attach the PDF file, press Send and off it goes!

Note that you can only send PDFs, so if you have a Word document or an XLS, you will need to convert it to a PDF before using this service.

One thing that I’d like to add is that this is not a Gmail-compatible service. We have included it  in our website for those of you looking just to send a quick fax, but BitcoinFax only serves as a portal to send faxes. They do not provide so far a virtual fax number for those of us who also want to receive faxes digitally, and well that’s why we have not included it in our reviews.

Still, if you use Bitcoins for digital payment and don’t have to deal with a lot of faxes, this is an attractive option.