Cost of fax communications

In order to compare costs two areas need to be considered:

  1. The total cost of fax tranmission
  2. How much the recipient pays
  3. Is there a saving for the recipient and how much saving
1 minute fax communication costs (2 pages on average)
sender
receiver
Total Comms costs
Local
National
Local
National
Local
National
Standard method
R 0.59
R 0.80
R 4.04
R 4.04
R 4.63
R 4.84
Fax2email (08660)
R 2.02
R 2.02
R 0.10
R 0.10
R 2.12
R 2.12
Total communication savings
54%
56%
Recipient Saves
     
98%
   
Average number of pages per fax
2
     
paper reception cost
R 2.02
     
email cost per fax
R 0.05
     
0866 PRS rate
R 2.02
     
local call cost
R 0.59
     
national call cost
R 0.80
     


Notes:

  1. The cost of paper document creation and presentation is ignored in this model as it applicable to both models. Please refer to Print2Fax type PC fax-out services for further cost savings.

  2. The cost per fax page received is as calculated independently by an Office Automation Company. This figure is aproximately equal to what this company would charge for a per page billing arrangement.

Conclusion

The 0866 fax-to-email system corrects a previously unaddressed issue that;

1) the recipient has no control over from whom he/she receives faxes from, and

2) that the recipient is laboured with the majority of the fax communication costs

The cost of communications is reduced by between 54% and 56%
The recipient saves 98% of its costs