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I'm in need of a method by which to send faxes from my own house due to branching into working from home. I'm wondering is it worth it to buy a fax machine. I have had need of it occasionally but isn't there any other way to do it? Is there something like a virtual fax? If that's too much hassle school me on a good but low-cost fax machine.

Also how would I set it up, do I need a fax modem? How will I actually be able to send faxes, do I have to have a separate phone line for faxes?

Basically I'm a fax newb and I appreciate any and all information regarding how to setup, send, and purchase good fax machines.

Thanks all
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If you decide to buy a dedicated fax machine, you don't need a separate line for it. You can just buy one of those phone jack splitters and plug your fax into the splitter's jack. The only down side is that you can only use one device at a time (ie. when you're using the phone, you won't be able to send/receive fax). Also you should consider the price of the upkeep, ink cartridges (expensive unless you get a laser fax which is huge and cumbersome), etc.

An alternative would be something like an eFax service which I've heard good things about. Here's the link to their site explaning different plans and pricing.
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