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Anonymous
June 18, 2004 8:00:02 AM

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Prior to wide band I had a fax machine/answerphone but the sound quality was not very good. This is important to us as many of our voicemails are in a foriegn language and clarity is important. We then tried WinFax pro but they discontinued their voicemail software.
I tried many different fax/voicemail progs but either I had voice clarity problems or the fax/voicemail answering got messed up.
I now resort to using the voicemail provided by the telephone company.
I have a fax modem for faxing but if I set the answer rings too low it cuts in on voice calls before the phone co. voicemail has a chance and vice versa.
Questions: Can you fax via the Broadband in winXP home? Failing that does anyone know of a good fax/voicemail package that is xp compatible and will work with a US Robotics 56k Message modem? Is there a prolem leaving your fax modem connected? I have heard stories of a bug that redirects you to expensive dial up connections via the modem.
Many thanks

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Anonymous
June 18, 2004 10:21:26 AM

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No fax software can use broadband. Fax requires phone lines.
You would need to hire an Internet Fax Service.
Several are listed here: http://www.savetz.com/fax/


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Russ Valentine
[MVP-Outlook]
"Peebs" <Peebs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:CD2FDB67-B421-4A2A-905F-66E75B846D26@microsoft.com...
> Prior to wide band I had a fax machine/answerphone but the sound quality
was not very good. This is important to us as many of our voicemails are in
a foriegn language and clarity is important. We then tried WinFax pro but
they discontinued their voicemail software.
> I tried many different fax/voicemail progs but either I had voice clarity
problems or the fax/voicemail answering got messed up.
> I now resort to using the voicemail provided by the telephone company.
> I have a fax modem for faxing but if I set the answer rings too low it
cuts in on voice calls before the phone co. voicemail has a chance and vice
versa.
> Questions: Can you fax via the Broadband in winXP home? Failing that does
anyone know of a good fax/voicemail package that is xp compatible and will
work with a US Robotics 56k Message modem? Is there a prolem leaving your
fax modem connected? I have heard stories of a bug that redirects you to
expensive dial up connections via the modem.
> Many thanks
Anonymous
June 18, 2004 1:15:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Thanks Russ, I don't do enough faxing to hire anything. I will just have to keep looking for a good fax/voicemail prog.

"Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook]" wrote:

> No fax software can use broadband. Fax requires phone lines.
> You would need to hire an Internet Fax Service.
> Several are listed here: http://www.savetz.com/fax/
>
>
> --
> Russ Valentine
> [MVP-Outlook]
> "Peebs" <Peebs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:CD2FDB67-B421-4A2A-905F-66E75B846D26@microsoft.com...
> > Prior to wide band I had a fax machine/answerphone but the sound quality
> was not very good. This is important to us as many of our voicemails are in
> a foriegn language and clarity is important. We then tried WinFax pro but
> they discontinued their voicemail software.
> > I tried many different fax/voicemail progs but either I had voice clarity
> problems or the fax/voicemail answering got messed up.
> > I now resort to using the voicemail provided by the telephone company.
> > I have a fax modem for faxing but if I set the answer rings too low it
> cuts in on voice calls before the phone co. voicemail has a chance and vice
> versa.
> > Questions: Can you fax via the Broadband in winXP home? Failing that does
> anyone know of a good fax/voicemail package that is xp compatible and will
> work with a US Robotics 56k Message modem? Is there a prolem leaving your
> fax modem connected? I have heard stories of a bug that redirects you to
> expensive dial up connections via the modem.
> > Many thanks
>
>
>
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Anonymous
June 19, 2004 5:30:33 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Peebs wrote:
> Thanks Russ, I don't do enough faxing to hire anything. I will just
> have to keep looking for a good fax/voicemail prog.

Well then you'll be searching forever as, if you'd bothered to read what
Russ said, you'd have learnt that faxing requires a phone line and an
analogue modem. The only way to fax via DSL/cable/satellite is to hire an
online faxing service. You don't dial a number when you connect to the
internet, do you? Then how do you suppose the fax data is going to be
transmitted?!
Anonymous
June 19, 2004 5:30:34 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Thanks for your interest.
As I said, I do have a fax modem and have tried various fax/voicemail s/ware progs looking for audio quality. What I was not familiar with was faxing on Broad band. Now, thanks to Russ, I know the limitations of BB faxing and will resume my search for a prog that works with my USB fax modem. I did read, and understand Russ's reply for which I was very grateful.

"Miss Perspicacia Tick" wrote:

> Peebs wrote:
> > Thanks Russ, I don't do enough faxing to hire anything. I will just
> > have to keep looking for a good fax/voicemail prog.
>
> Well then you'll be searching forever as, if you'd bothered to read what
> Russ said, you'd have learnt that faxing requires a phone line and an
> analogue modem. The only way to fax via DSL/cable/satellite is to hire an
> online faxing service. You don't dial a number when you connect to the
> internet, do you? Then how do you suppose the fax data is going to be
> transmitted?!
>
>
>
Anonymous
October 12, 2004 4:05:10 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.print_fax (More info?)

Well Miss Perspicacia. Why don't you join the club and aproach your Broadband
server requesting them to supply a pay-as-you-use addition to their services.
All they need to do is supply a phone number with a code for send and receive
use by broadband customers

"Miss Perspicacia Tick" wrote:

> Peebs wrote:
> > Thanks Russ, I don't do enough faxing to hire anything. I will just
> > have to keep looking for a good fax/voicemail prog.
>
> Well then you'll be searching forever as, if you'd bothered to read what
> Russ said, you'd have learnt that faxing requires a phone line and an
> analogue modem. The only way to fax via DSL/cable/satellite is to hire an
> online faxing service. You don't dial a number when you connect to the
> internet, do you? Then how do you suppose the fax data is going to be
> transmitted?!
>
>
>
!