Nextiva Fax Review
Nextiva, an Arizona-based VoIP provider, provides a solid set of features in its fax service offering. If you have an internet connection, you can send and receive faxes using either your own fax machine or your computer.
Nextiva offers three levels of service. Each plan is based on a fixed number of pages varying from 500 to 3000 per month. Savings are offered to those who choose to pay for an annual subscription, but monthly contracts are available.
In business since 2005, Nextiva touts redundant, secure datacenters and US based technical support. They pride themselves in giving small business the tools that were once only affordable to large enterprises.
Number Portability – If you already have a fax number, but want to take advantage of features available through an IP based fax system, Nextiva will check to see if your current fax number is portable to their system. If not, or if you do not currently have a fax number, you can choose from a list of available numbers in any area-code in the nation.
Nextiva Fax Key Features
There are many useful features available to Nextiva fax customers. You have the ability to receive faxes in several formats including PDF and TIF. Faxes can come to you as email attachments or you can retrieve them using your web browser. You can send and receive faxes from your iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile and Palm based devices. You control how your fax system is set up by use of the web-based management interface.
Nextiva’s faxing application integrates with Microsoft Office. Instead of printing to a fax printer driver, you simply select the FAX option. A printer driver is still available which allows you to fax from any application that will print.
Up to five email addresses can be associated with an account to receive notifications of received faxes. You can receive notification on your cell phone via SMS text messages as well. Only one assigned email address per account is eligible for outbound faxing.
You can fax from your Nextivafax email address directly by creating a plain-text message with your recipent’s complete fax number as the username followed by “@nextivafax.com”. Attached files are faxed, and any text you enter in the body of the email is also faxed. There is no limit to the number of attachments you can send. You may fax to as many as 5 destinations at once, and send faxes from anywhere you have internet access
No more standing by the fax machine listening to busy signals from the recipient’s number. Send your fax once, and Nextiva will keep sending it until it gets through, then they’ll send you a confirmation. Your faxes are stored on Nextiva’s secure servers, so you may retrieve them at any time and may access them later if needed.