Find the Right Fax Number for Your Business in Australia

Many business owners think that because you have an online fax service that you don’t get a specific fax number. With online faxing you not only get the benefits of being able to send and receive faxes online, you also get anumber that can send and receive faxes from any computer!

While selecting a number can be done in just three steps there are different items that you can consider before making a decision.

A fax number gives you the opportunity to reach a new audience. It gives your customers a method of communicating and doing business with you that is not only well-known it is easy and convenient. Before you start discovering which number could be best for your business, ask yourself the following questions:

Where is my company headquarters?

For businesses with multiple locations most business owners want a fax number that is specific to the company headquarters. This number can then not only be used by prospective customers but also by the other business units.

With the flexibility of having received faxes sent to multiple email addresses you can leverage multiple team members in your company headquarters to review the documents that are received. No longer will people have to anxiously wait by the machine to see if their documents are received they can easily check from the comfort of their computer.

Do I operate in different local markets? Do I want a fax number for each local market?

Despite the ease of the internet, people like to deal locally with businesses. If you operate in different local markets, say Wollongong and Adelaide; then you might want to consider a different number for each local area to demonstrate to your prospective customers that you are there locally to help them.

Do I need more than number to send and receive faxes?

You may or may not need more than one number for people to use for faxing. With an online fax service you have the ability to have faxes sent to up to 5 different email addresses. Unless each person needs their own fax line, you can enjoy the benefits of just a single number.

As you answer each question we make it easy to search for the fax number that is a match for you. The two methods that you can search for optimum numbers are:

  • Area Code – From the Central Coast to the South East you can quickly search for numbers with area codes of 02, 03, 07 and 08.
  • City – You want your customers in Sydney to understand you are local, just as those in Perth will understand you are there to help. Search for numbers for faxing by city to find the most localized numbers for your business.

What is a DID (Direct Inward Dialing)?

As you are researching your number options you may hear the term “DID” or Direct Inward Dialing. In common terms you can think of the DID as your fax number. A DID is an optimized method of providing you with a method of faxing without the provider having to offer individual phone lines into the PBX of the local phone company.

The good news is that we have a large volume of DIDs available for you to help you find the best number for your business.

What if I want to fax internationally? Can I have a local number in a different country?

The flexibility of an online fax solution should allow you to select a number in nearly any location. With mBox™ you can search our inventory of currently available numbers throughout the world. In the same manner that you searched for local numbers for faxingyou can search and invest in a new number and it can still be delivered to your email address.

The right selection can help you to get the most out of your number for years to come. Our easy to use tool will allow you to quickly see which numbers are available for the area of your choice.

How does someone dial my virtual fax machine?

Even though you don’t have a physical fax machine or even a phone line your fax number works like any other number. Your customers, vendors, and anyone who wants to send you a fax can dial the number just as they would any machine. They don’t need any special software and they won’t even notice that your number is a virtual fax machine.

Who is searching for fax numbers?

Each day 1,000’s of local searches are performed online for customers looking to send faxes to a variety of small businesses. For many individuals it is easier to communicate via fax than sending an email. Especially when it comes down to sending a document back with comments or providing a signature on a document a fax is often preferred. In many industries, like real estate and law, customers prefer to send faxes because they are unsure of how the information could be transmitted with email.

How can I make it easier for people to find my number?

Many business owners think of putting their new fax number on their business card; but business cards can be easily misplaced. In today’s age consider making it even easier to be found by placing it on your website, social media presence, in your email signatures and more.