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Is it possible to have a fax and a phone on the same line?
There are alternatives to getting a 2nd line – such as an online fax service or a second phone number with a distinctive ring. You can have fax and a phone on the same phone line. The biggest question with the two is whether the fax machine answers the line manually or automatically.
Do you dial 1 when sending a fax?
As fax works over the phone network, all fax numbers are simply phone numbers and should be dialed the same way as a regular phone call. When calling locally within the United States and Canada: There is no need to dial a leading ‘1’.
What happens if no one answers the phone when you fax?
If no one answers the fax or the phone, the line will just keep ringing. If the fax machine is set to answer automatically, the fax machine will answer the call after a set number of rings. When people call your phone line, they will be greeted with a fax tone (high pitched squeal) if nobody picks up the phone before the set number of rings.
How does a fax work and what does it mean?
Fax (short for facsimile), sometimes called telecopying or telefax (the latter short for telefacsimile), is the telephonic transmission of scanned printed material (both text and images), normally to a telephone number connected to a printer or other output device.
Do you need a double sided fax machine?
If you need to fax a double-sided document, you might need to send each side as a separate fax. Most fax machines don’t support double-sided faxing, so if you have a document that has print on both sides, you’ll likely need to fax one side and then the other in order for both sides to reach the recipient.
Is the fax machine still in use today?
While pagers, eight-track players, and CRT monitors have all long since been replaced by newer, smaller, and more powerful technologies, one tech relic has survived the years: the fax machine. Even in the age of the smartphone, people still transmit copies of pages across phone lines and count on their fax machines for critical business.