Are there Fax machines that work with broadband phone lines?
Are there Fax machines that work with broadband phone lines? Similar to Vonage or Comcast.
I am aware of the pay services but i'd like to have my own for my home office.
Question answered by Mr. VoIP
I am not aware of Fax machines that are specifically designed for VoIP access directly over IP.
But, generally speaking, regular Fax machines "can work over VoIP" broadband connections if the following criteria is met:
1. The VoIP service provider supports G.711u and/or T.38 Fax codecs.
2. The VoIP ATA phone adapter you are using is capagle of G.711u "Pass-through" and/or it directly supports T.38 Fax Codec.
Comcast suggests that Fax will work on their network:
Vonage suggests that Fax will work on their network:
(they recommend using lowest speed of 9600 or lower)
T.38 is the only VoIP Codec that is designed specifically designed to only handle Fax transmissions. Comcast and Vonage do not specify if they use T.38 codec or if they are just using G.711u Pass-Through.
The Linksys SPA2102 VoIP adapter supports not only G.711u Pass-Through, but also is designed to handle Faxes by implementing T.38 Fax codec. But, for T.38 to be viable, your VoIP provider also needs to support T.38 codec. CallCentric is one VoIP service that I am aware of that specifically state in their FAQ's that they do support T.38 Fax codec handling through their service.
I use the Linksys SPA2102-NA user configurable ATA with various VoIp services. It is a 2-line ATA. This makes it convenient to configure Line-1 for Voice calls and Line-2 for Faxes.
Is it safe to work around printers, copiers and fax machines while pregnant?
My desk is unfortunately positioned right across from a copier, four fax machines and two gigantic printers (unbelievably enough, I am NOT exaggerating). I've always been concerned about whether or not this could have an affect on my health and recently, I found out that I'm pregnant. Now I'm more concerned than ever. Could this equipment, and most notably, their fumes, have any adverse affect on me and my baby?
Question answered by justplainsweet83
I worked in a copy center when I first got pregnant with my daughter... I was around and working on/with 3 industrial sized copiers, a fax machine and 2 big printers.. and my daughter came out just fine :)
Ask your doctor tho, if you are concerned.
What fax machines will work with a TW digital phone?
TW tells you that fax machines "should" work with their system, but my Cannon fax doesn't. Furthermore, TW will not tell you that is the case nor will they recommend a fax that will work. I have been to several electronics stores in my area and they don't know either. They say that they sell a digital adaptor that will enable the fax to work. I skeptical about it.
Question answered by Roger
with broadband its a little different....you can try it...out your baud rate at 9600 and change it to an overseas mode....then try 1 page at a time!
Is there digital fax machine available in the market?
Most fax machines available are analog, was wondering if there are Digital Fax machines available. If yes, what brand/model?
Question answered by Yaga Z
Hi, may I recommend you try online faxing :)
I use to have a fax machine, but then I found out how much money I was wasting! Did you know that the fax machine is the most energy consuming office machine? Not only does it increase you electrical bill, but you also waste tons of money in paper, ink and not to mention the headaches of paperjams or busy tones.
With online faxing you can send/receive faxes 24/7 without increasing your energy bill and it is so easy to use, if you can send an email then you can fax online!
Plus, they also give you a free local or toll free number, and tons of other great features that a regular fax machine can't do. Best of all there is no complicated installations, extra phone lines, nothing. You can fax online from anywhere at anyplace.
I hope this information helps! I've included a source below that reviews the best online faxing services :)
How can you send a fax from a fax machine to an email address?
My office has a traditional fax machine hooked up to the phone line. I want to know if it's possible to send a fax from that machine and receive it via email. I'd prefer it if this could be done without buying a new fax machine. Ideally I'd like some service that would give me a phone number then forward all faxes sent to that number to an email address .
Question answered by Dan
I do exactly what you're asking about all the time, but maybe one better. I use a service from FaxLogic called "Personal 100 Pro". Their "standard" service will do exaclty what you're describing (a dedicated fax number that delivers faxes to one or more email addresses). But their pro service actually eliminates your analog phone line and replaces it with a little "adapter" device that connects it to your Internet service, turning your existing fax machine into a scanner. It still works like it always has (insert a document, dial the fax number, hit send), but it's now also a smart digital device. One of the things you can then do is scan from your machine directly to your email. Both services are low cost: starting at $6/month for standard and $15/month for pro. And since pro eliminates your dedicated fax line, you actually save money with that option. Check it out...
What solution is there to keep a fax machine from hurting people's ears?
A customer of mine has to cut their fax machine off when not in use. They have seperate phone numbers for home and business, but apparently they're on a single line. Is there anything else that can be done instead of having two seperate lines through their phone carrier?
By seperate lines I mean phone numbers, not physical wiring within the Cat5 line.
Question answered by joe r
they could order distinctive ringing from their phone provider which would give them two phone numbers on the same phone line for about $5 per month... then set the fax to answer for the distinctive ring only...
then when a call comes in if it is a regular ringing pattern they know to answer the call, if it rings with the distinctive ring pattern then they know to leave the fax machine to answer the call..
another option is to set the fax to TEL/FAX and connect a telephone to the phone port on the fax machine... the fax will answer all incoming calls... if it is a fax it will accept it, if it is not a fax then it will provide a false ring to the caller and continue to ring the phone connected to the fax machine.. a FAX switch in the telephone closet could do the same thing, but allow you to ring other phones, not just one connected to the fax machine..
Why are fax machines so hard to find in stores these days?
I looked in Wal-Mart and did not see any fax machines, why are they so hard to find these days?
Question answered by Colinc
Many major companies tend to incorporate centralised fax operations into their emails server systems. Others simply buy combined fax/copier/printer machines. Considering how cheap these are, and that they actually save duplication of equipment and materials (ink cartridges etc) there are very few manufacturers making plain faxes now.
Will a fax machine work with Magic Jack or something less costly than a home phone?
I moved recently and don't really need a land home phone anymore. But I would like to have my fax machine available if I need it. Is there something I can use like Magic Jack? It is so much cheaper. It would cost me about $40 a month just to have a home phone just so I can use the fax.
Question answered by Pearls Before Swine
Remember that magic jack is not really that cheap, because you need a computer with high-speed Internet (which isn't free) for it to work.
And anyway, once you have a computer with high speed Internet, you can use free online faxing services and you don't need a fax machine at all (you don't even need a built-in fax modem on your computer).
To send any document on your computer to any other fax machine, for free, go to http://faxzero.com/
And to get a free incoming fax phone number (received faxes show up as documents sent to your email address) go to http://www.efax.com
I've used both and they work fine.
What is the peace of equipment that allows the fax machine to distinguish from a phone signal and a fax signal
basically allowing a fax machine and a phone on the same line to operate independently. For example, someone is sending a
fax and the phone doesn't ring but the fax receives a fax, something like a splitter of some sort. So, I dont have to get another phone line for my fax machine
Question answered by Savant
There is another option that doesn't require special hardware. Check the manual of your fax machine, and see if it supports 'distintive ring'. (Distintive ring are the rings that are like one-long and two short rings) If the fax machine does support distinctive ring, you can sign up with your phone company and get an additional phone number (just a number, not a new line) for just 2-3 bucks a month, and it will ring with a distinctive ring. You can then assign the new phone number as the fax number, and tell the fax machine to only pick up calls from the new number. (It also looks more professional if you can give a different phone number for fax)
The option you asked about (a box to split the line) will also work, but the problem is that the phone will get answered in a 'weird' way, and you may lose calls. These boxes will answer the phone, and then listen for the fax signal, if it doesn't hear the fax signal it will ring the line again, but the person on the other end may hear dead air and then a second ringing signal, or they may get a 'please stand by' message. Either way, many people go "huh?" when the phone is picked up and no one says hello.
I'd strongly suggest the first option, so long as your fax machine supports it. If it doesn't, then you can try a hybrid solution. Get a second phone number (distinctive ring) and then look for a box that routes calls based on the ring. These are cheaper than the fax boxes, and are easier to use. Here's a sample link to show you what I mean.
That site also has the other device you asked about, but they are more expensive and have the issues I talked about above.
What is a best portable fax machine that u can use while traveling on road?
I am looking for a portable fax machine that I can use while traveling within my vehicle. Could you please leave me some suggestions?
Question answered by iulia
The best portable fax machine is internet faxing!!! You can fax in 4 different ways:
1. using the provider web interface
2. Send and receive faxes from/to email
3. Fax using provider faxing applications
4. Fax from your smartphone : Blackberry, HTC...
It is much easier to fax, you can do that anytime and anywhere you are...I am using Popfax.com for faxing for about 3 years and I am very satisfied. Try it with their free trial offer without paying a cent
I think it is better and more productive than traditional fax machines.