I honestly can’t remember the last time I faxed something but Barb had to send some receipts for an expense report just last week. PamFax might have come in handy as we scrambled around to find someone with a fax machine; Barb’s work laptop is locked down from faxing, most web sites, and pretty much anything else that helps productivity. ;)
PamFax is offered by the folks that created Pamela, an early Skype recording tool. The service uses Skype’s P2P connection to allow a fax to piggyback over a Skype call. Your recipient doesn’t need a Skype account since the fax data is essentially carried by SkypeOut. Rates start out at 0.17 Euros a page and go up from there based on where the recipient is. Payment can be made right from your Skype credits. Not only is PamFax integrated with Skype, but it has hooks into Word and Excel as well; no need to leave those apps to fax a doc or spreadsheet.
(via Skype Journal)