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Cutting Telecom Costs by Using FoIP (Fax Server) Solution

  • January 29, 2022

A FoIP (Fax Server) Solution is one of the most popular VoIP solutions offered by the top VoIP service providers. As fax is one of the commonly used modes of communication in multiple industries, many software providers offer fax as one of the communication channels with the help of SIP VoIP. Even call center software providers have also integrated fax as one of the communication channels available in their omnichannel call center software.

Some businesses use only faxing for business communication such as legal departments. FoIP (Fax over IP) solution helps this type of business to cut their telecom cost along with enjoying other benefits. Let’s explore how.

Why FoIP (Fax over IP) solution for telecom business?

1. It doesn’t need a dedicated line for faxing

The traditional telecommunication system requires you to buy two separate lines:

  1. Voice calls and
  2. Faxing

It for obvious reasons increases the cost of the whole setup. In addition to that, it also increases complexities related to managing two different lines, one for communication and another for faxing.

Unlike that, a  FoIP (Fax Server) Solution does not need you to get two different lines. Even using a direct inward dialing number, you can use faxing features. This is one way it helps in reducing telecom costs. You will not need to pay to hold two different numbers for two different purposes.

2. It uses SIP for faxing

Unlike traditional faxing, the fax over IP software uses SIP VoIP lines, in simple word internet lines to send and receive faxes. It doesn’t need you to use PRI or dedicated fax lines. This reduces the telecom cost drastically down as SIP-based communication is way cheaper than the traditional option. 

3. It is a software solution 

There are so many VoIP solutions offered by the top VoIP providers like an IP PBX system, mobile VoIP dialer, VoIP billing platform, class 4 Softswitch software, FreeSWITCH fax over IP system, etc. One of the biggest advantages of using any VoIP-based communication tool is they are software-based solutions. You don’t need to buy heavy infrastructure or telecom hardware to enjoy communication features.

The FoIP solution is one of the most popular VoIP solutions. It is also a software-based solution and it eliminates the need for a fax machine, wiring, etc. In some cases, you may also don’t need fax over the IP gateway. This will help you save a huge amount over hardware that otherwise you need to invest.

Moreover, if you use fax over IP open source solution, it would also eliminate the cost of the software.


In summary, a FoIP solution can help you set up faxing mechanism without involving the cost of fax machines set up with other telecommunication infrastructure. Moreover, fax over IP solutions uses SIP VoIP for communication, which further reduces telecom cost for your business.

All in all, the fax over IP software is built to provide value-added faxing features with the comfort of your desk without investing heavily.

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