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eFax.com Takes Free Fax and Voice Mail Services to UK

eFax.com announced this week that it has launched its unified messaging services in the UK.

The move is the first step in a planned global expansion, says the company.

First launched in the U.S. in February this year, eFax has signed 1.4 million users, a substantial base for an international launch.

"The Internet is rapidly spreading throughout Europe and the UK is the obvious place for us to start expanding internationally," said Rudy Prince, CEO for eFax.com.

"The free business model has already been proven to work in the UK with the success of the many free ISPs there and it makes sense for us to bring our free business model for unified messaging services in the U.S. to the UK."

The introduction of the service to the UK means that UK subscribers can now get free eFax numbers, while eFax users in other countries can obtain UK numbers for a fee. Before the UK launch there were already 15 thousand subscribers in the UK with U.S. eFax numbers.

"We are expanding our global presence due to an overwhelming demand for international eFax services," said Ron Brown, vice president of marketing for eFax.com.

"eFax.com provides valuable tools to simplify international businesses. eFax fax-to-email and voice services are perfect solutions for the millions of mobile British professionals."

Subscribers who use eFax can bring all their fax, voice and e-mail messages to one central location. Paper faxes are routed via the eFax.com Service Center, then compressed, password protected and sent on to e-mail addresses. Voice messages can be accessed either by telephone or e-mail.