Fax providers price the service based on the number of send/recieve pages and the type of fax number, tollfreeFax providers price the service based on the number of send/recieve pages and the type of fax number, tollfreeor local. You pick the subscript ion plan that matches your faxing volume. Overages range from 5 to 15cents page for different providers. Companies will allow you to change a subscript ion plan to a higher or lowerfax page plan a typically prorate the usage to apply a credit upon the change.
There are no long distance charges to send or receive in the US and Canada. A few companies haveexpanded free zones where you can fax outside the US and Canada for free (myfax and eFax).
A very small number of companies will charge ext ra for receiving a fax on a toll-free number although this isnot a very common business pratice anymore. I believe that eFax is the only company tha is still chargingext ra to recieve a fax on a toll-free number.
There are setup and activation fees but most will waive them if you call. Some companies use the activat ionas payment for the 30 days free trial. So your activation fee is really paying the first month of service.