faxbeep.com has been online since 2000, a period that is considered pre-history in internet terms.
The Paleolithic Portal Period: Fax service ratings and reviews
Originally, the site’s aim was to provide reviews and ratings of different kinds of fax services, as well as an interactive forum for discussions on the topic. At its peak, the faxbeep forum had a membership of over 2,000 people worldwide who communicated about fax issues.
However, with massive consolidation in the fax industry over the past few decades, there ended up being just a handful of distinct fax service providers remaining. That’s why the remaining fax review sites all began to look the same, comparing the same handful of service providers.
The Mesozoic Middleware Era: Per-per-use fax service
Faced with this change in the landscape, we could have kept doing the same thing, but instead, we decided to change direction. For a time, we provided a basic service directly to consumers, allowing users worldwide to send faxes online without getting locked (or tricked) into subscriptions or long-term plans.
This pay-per-use fax sending service now has a new home at payperfax.com.
The Current, Cenozoic Cybernetic Age: Free online fax test service
In August 2023 we made another pivot. Recognizing a unique need in the market, we now offer a simple and free Fax Test Service. This allows you to verify your fax machine’s ability to send faxes, with free test fax numbers in both the US and the UK.
We value the history and the community that has been built around faxbeep.com and continue to be open to suggestions. Contact us with yours.