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Virtual fax and new uses of its technology

A couple of decades ago, companies introduced fax machines to office work. This invention facilitated communication and the sending of documents and notifications. Soon the computer and the Internet arrived, which eclipsed the rest of the technologies. However, many people still use the virtual fax and its predecessor.

The fax has certain very specific advantages that give it validity within some companies. In others, it has simply become a reliable and customary resource. Many businessmen may find it difficult to keep up with the technological update. In any case, today it is known that it is positive and necessary to have access to this type of equipment.

The traditional fax and its uses


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It seems that the Internet, networks and email cover all communication needs. Nowadays, documents and information are sent and received quickly, expeditiously, at no cost and with a high degree of security. However, there are some particularities that only the fax ensures.

The fax allows to generate an acknowledgment of receipt that is really infallible, saving some errors of the technology. When the confirmation of the sent document arrives, you know that it was printed as it was sent. Although this is a somewhat archaic mechanism, it ensures rapid communication.

Another of its great advantages is that the traditional fax works with a telephone line. This means that if one day there is an Internet failure, it is feasible to use this mechanism. For this reason, many companies and even the public administration have not stopped using the bureaufax.

Virtual fax: a step towards integration

Nowadays faxes have merged with e-mail and the Internet. This application is known as virtual fax and basically allows you to send or receive communications via email. In other words, an email can be sent to a physical fax.

For this purpose, the module allows the incorporation of the fax number to which the fax will be sent. In the same way, the client is provided with a number so that he can send faxes and also send them to the email. Neotel offers this system in addition to its call center software.

The virtual fax opens an additional way to negotiate with some customers and companies that use this technology. In Spain, many small companies, businesses and entities still use this method very frequently to send documentation. When dealing with governmental institutions, this resource is essential.

Neotel’s virtual fax

Neotel’s virtual fax is a service that anyone can easily contract. The contracting party can use a number in Spain or an international one. The company can assign numbers from at least 200 countries worldwide.

Neotel has many other interesting modules such as the platform for video calls. Everything works by VoIP telephony and does not require complex installations. Each service is perfectly compatible with the company’s virtual PBX service.


Signaling module: vital in telemarketing and collections

Today’s call center software contains solutions for all kinds of circumstances. Technology makes it possible to go beyond the customer’s insecurities and prejudices to establish contact with him or her. One proof of this is the signaling module, which opens doors for companies.

Outbound call departments often deal with two barriers regardless of their function. The first is the distrust that many customers have when it comes to receiving business calls. The second is the disinclination when they have already managed to identify a business number and believe the information is useless. Both of these obstacles can be overcome through signaling.

What is signaling?



Signaling is an automated module that allows you to change the telephone number with which calls are made. This can be fundamental to generate confidence in the client so that the contact is attended. For example, if the company is located in a city other than that of the users, a prefix can be used that is from the territory to which they belong.

Another common problem occurs when customers begin to recognize the company’s number. Many times this identification motivates people to simply not answer. This happens a lot with collection departments. From this tool, the telephone numbering can be modified to create curiosity and certain expectation.

The objective of the signaling module is to motivate effective contact. To this end, it has two modes: selective and dynamic. The first allows the operator to manually set the number he/she finds convenient. The second is an intelligent automation programming made by the system itself.

A tool for telemarketing and collections

Telemarketing departments tend to change numbers to create customer curiosity. This is what allows a greater number of outbound calls to be received. From here, there is a small window to sell or introduce the customer to a product or service.

Something similar happens with the collection department where it is necessary to modify a little the prefixes and numbers. The operator can play with the possibility of changing part or all of the numbering. With the use of this tool, certain quite functional strategies are usually learned. Of course, like any other module, its application must be well thought out.

It is also often used by companies to add prefixes that are recognizable to users. In this case, signage becomes a tool that generates reliability. In the case of customer service and security management, this can be of vital importance.

A contribution to customer security

When reliable prefixes are used for people, they are taught to preserve the security of their data. In this way, the customer learns to recognize the number and to be wary of unfamiliar numbers. In this way, fraud can be avoided beyond the company’s location.

In the case of Neotel, the signaling module is integrated into the virtual PBX. Companies that contract the software can count on this service. Undoubtedly, another ingenious solution of automation applied to the business world.