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Topic # 17081 10-Nov-2007 20:01
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Hi,

I am looking for a GSM fax solution. Does anyone know how well something like this would work with vodaphone NZ?
http://www.lascom.co.nz/products/rf_equipment/gsm_fax.htm

I only need it for receiving fax, sent from mostly NZ landlines I guess.

Other option I guess would to get a GSM modem and run some fax software on PC, is that a better idea?

Any suggestions would be great.

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  Reply # 94595 10-Nov-2007 20:04
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I've seen similair units running years ago and they work fine. Vodafone allocate you an 021 fax number and you're away..

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  Reply # 94606 10-Nov-2007 21:50
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Yes they work well and you will require the Data/Fax overlay not just fax (bearer serveice T62)

I have worked alot with them and know the setup very well

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 94611 10-Nov-2007 22:26
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Thanks for the replies.
How much in addition to standard plan will that cost?
I was hoping I could just use a pre-pay sim because I only need to receive fax so don't need a contract... this possible?

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  Reply # 94615 10-Nov-2007 22:33
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Fax or Data/fax can not be added to prepay connections at this time.

It can be added to on account connections at no cost.

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  Reply # 94631 11-Nov-2007 02:33
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it works a treat as john suggested but I don't know about cdma phones.

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  Reply # 94658 11-Nov-2007 11:06
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Thanks.
I did a bit more reading online and found some GSM terminals that you seem to be able to connect a standard phone to (or more if you get a model that takes multiple sims I think) to use like a landline. Maybe I could get one of them and connect my existing fax machine to it...? (with the data enabled sim)

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  Reply # 94664 11-Nov-2007 12:00
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scribble: Thanks.
I did a bit more reading online and found some GSM terminals that you seem to be able to connect a standard phone to (or more if you get a model that takes multiple sims I think) to use like a landline. Maybe I could get one of them and connect my existing fax machine to it...? (with the data enabled sim)


Most GSM->POTS phone adapters only support voice, not G3 fax so this will not work. The GSM G3 Fax and CSD service uses a CSD data bearer which is different to the normal voice circuit.

There are some GSM Phone/Fax adapters that give you a RJ12 plug for both phone and fax and these will work fine. If you contact Hitech Supplies they sell the 2N EasyGate which does what you are after.



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  Reply # 94706 11-Nov-2007 17:16
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sbiddle:
scribble: Thanks.
I did a bit more reading online and found some GSM terminals that you seem to be able to connect a standard phone to (or more if you get a model that takes multiple sims I think) to use like a landline. Maybe I could get one of them and connect my existing fax machine to it...? (with the data enabled sim)


Most GSM->POTS phone adapters only support voice, not G3 fax so this will not work. The GSM G3 Fax and CSD service uses a CSD data bearer which is different to the normal voice circuit.

There are some GSM Phone/Fax adapters that give you a RJ12 plug for both phone and fax and these will work fine. If you contact Hitech Supplies they sell the 2N EasyGate which does what you are after.

I think that is the solution I like best. It would be cool if the answering machine built into the fax works as well... We'll talk about it at work tomorrow and make a decision :)

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