Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



86 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


Topic # 27819 7-Nov-2008 13:07 Send private message



Hey guys

Just brought a fax machine to use on VFX and sends fine. Trying to setup receive automatically but it just seems to keep ringing. Does VFX send a different signal for faxes to determine whether a fax or not?

If not I presume only option is to manually accept faxes as they come in or get another line? :(

Cheers

Create new topic
18532 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 727

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 176627 7-Nov-2008 13:42 Send private message

There is no "faxability" on a VFX line. If you have your fax machine set up for faxability/distinctive ring it will not work. A voice/fax switch should work OK if you only have a single line.


3249 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 609

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 176638 7-Nov-2008 14:34 Send private message

Option 1: $7.95 for a 2nd line
Option 2: $6 for advance features + $5 for an additional number - this can have distinctive ring
Option 3: Coming soon - fax to email (or right now get a free 028 2talk fax number).




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their ADSL broadband network faster. Why not spend a couple of hundred to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
Geekzone special price: $150* for master splitter install, normally $200+ through your ISP. Auckland and Waikato areas.
*Travel charges may apply. Additional costs may apply for complex installs.
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, RBI Rural Broadband. Also a dealer for WorldxChange.
Need help in Auckland or Waikato? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com



86 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 176649 7-Nov-2008 14:56 Send private message

Thanks guys

Just looking at 2talk services which is quite cool. I take it that it runs seperate to XNet voice services and signing up for phone number with them will not alter what I already have?

3249 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 609

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 176651 7-Nov-2008 15:04 Send private message

KShips: Thanks guys

Just looking at 2talk services which is quite cool. I take it that it runs seperate to XNet voice services and signing up for phone number with them will not alter what I already have?

That's right, it will run along side (separately) to VFX just fine. Usually your VFX hardware will have a 2nd unlocked line available that you can configure if needed, but just using the 028 fax number for fax to email maybe all you need. For sending faxes, just send out on you normal VFX line. NB: people will pay mobile rates to fax to the 028 number, so that may or may not be an issue.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their ADSL broadband network faster. Why not spend a couple of hundred to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
Geekzone special price: $150* for master splitter install, normally $200+ through your ISP. Auckland and Waikato areas.
*Travel charges may apply. Additional costs may apply for complex installs.
I install - Naked DSL, DSL Master Splitters, VoIP, RBI Rural Broadband. Also a dealer for WorldxChange.
Need help in Auckland or Waikato? Click my email button, or email me direct: [my user name] at geekzonemail dot com



86 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


Reply # 176653 7-Nov-2008 15:06 Send private message

Awesome. Signing up now will play around with it over the weekend along with my recabling :(

Cheers

10126 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 266

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 176757 8-Nov-2008 00:45 Send private message

I had to change the caller id option on my ata to have my fax actually answer it when trying.

I also had to change the ring to trapeziod to get the phone ringing reliably. You have no abilty to change those options on VFX so will have to call them.

I found that ETSI FSK with polarity reversal (UK) is the best caller id option for working with all my gear, but showing before the ring. ETSI DTMF would only work on some of my phones, bellcore worked on them all but only after the ring which is the same as you get with telecom, which is annoying when you have custom rings on your phone for people.




Richard rich.ms

Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by Kyanar on 18-Apr-2014 20:55 (98 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by Cameron1991 on 19-Apr-2014 01:35 (51 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


why does the tax payer have to pay for the prince and princess' 6 star holiday?
Created by joker97, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Apr-2014 15:49 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Snap suffering Trans-Tasman congestion 18/04?
Created by Lias, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 19-Apr-2014 00:05 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Help ! Home business connection and VDSL dead. yikes.
Created by Scotsman, last reply by Scotsman on 17-Apr-2014 21:10 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Free connection to Ultra Fibre not true
Created by kapitikarl, last reply by cbrpilot on 15-Apr-2014 13:24 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


TVNZ on Demand Jailbreak Detection
Created by TranceManNZ, last reply by hio77 on 18-Apr-2014 20:25 (12 replies)


Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.