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Offline ayyon2157

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setting up fax?
« on: March 15, 2008, 07:59:32 AM »

     I have fax capability with my computer, but have never used it.  I am on dial-up.  My question is, where do I get a fax number to use, and will my ISP charge me more money for using the fax feature? Will the telephone company consider this an additional line and charge me extra?

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Re: setting up fax?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2008, 08:55:39 AM »
It uses your modem as the "fax machine" and the same line and number.   It has been many years since I used my PC as a fax machine so I don't remember all the details anymore.   One thing is if you plan on receiving faxs that way you need to leave your PC on all the time.   

I find many of the all in one printers have fax capability which is much nicer.
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Re: setting up fax?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2008, 10:44:28 AM »
Having fax capability and having the internet are two different critters.  Both use the same modem but that's where the similarities stop.  Your modem should have come with a software suite that will interface with the modem or you c an use the Windows Fax Console:


http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/learnmore/crawford_02october21.mspx



     I have fax capability with my computer, but have never used it.  I am on dial-up.  My question is, where do I get a fax number to use, and will my ISP charge me more money for using the fax feature? Will the telephone company consider this an additional line and charge me extra?

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« Last Edit: March 15, 2008, 04:11:08 PM by buzzbee »

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Re: setting up fax?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2008, 11:55:15 AM »

     Thanks very much, Robo and Bodo!  I very much appreciate these prompt and enlightening replies.

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