What are my options for occasional fax use?

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#1 20 April 2007 - 5:55pm

What are my options for occasional fax use?

My first post here - how fantastic that this site exists! Thank you!

OK... I'm probably looking for a miracle here, but here goes:

I have XP, and an Epson Stylus 5400 (3-in-1 printer/scanner, but it's not a fax).

What are the options for me to send and receive occasional faxes?
Perhaps one ot two faxes per month...
I've looked into some of the internet fax companies... the cheaper ones don't do overseas, which I need.

I have cable internet, but also a landline, but the phone line has an answer-machine on it. (Perhaps I could set it up so that if it's an incoming fax, my PC answers it after say one ring, whereas the answer-machine picks up after 3 rings...?)

Another complication (I didn't say this would be easy!) is that my landline doesn't have a long-distance carrier, so I dial an 800 number, wait a couple of seconds, then enter the phone number I'm calling. (Perhaps this can still work when entering a fax number by inserting some commas?)

I have set up my PC for "Faxing in Windows XP" (as per these instructions:)
...but I'm not sure it will work because of having to dial the 800 number...

Any suggestions? :unsure:
Many thanks, :D

9 July 2007 - 1:48pm

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28 November 2007 - 8:44pm

You don't need anything special to use email fax. Just an email account.

Almost ANY low cost Internet fax provider will do for your situation.
The only concern for you is you can't use an 800 number for your fax number because it will not work for International faxes.

Nick V

18 June 2008 - 7:34am

if you're seldom faxing, you could make good use of 101fax's pay-per-use service. so you just pay everytime you do a fax. (no monthly fees, that is.)

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