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Topic # 225571 24-Nov-2017 16:29
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A friend uses Fax, voice and internet (ADSL)


She is currently on copper and needed a new socket in a more suitable location in the house she has just moved to.


Spark offered a 4G wireless modem.


Her computer did not have WiFi and running a network cable was not an option (would still have a cable to trip over)


I recommended that she stay with the copper option (and get an extra socket installed) because of the fax (modern multi-function printer with fax).




Is copper line still currently the better option for fax?


Is a 4G wireless modem usable for fax?


What is going to happen when UFB fibre gets installed? Will a fax machine work thru the ONT?








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'That VDSL Cat'
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  Reply # 1907215 24-Nov-2017 17:17
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i'd really advice against moving to WBB if you intend to be using a Physical fax machine.



FAX2Email would be ideal here.


Sounds like 4G has been offered as your friend is an ideal candidate looking at pure utilization.



Likely this was offered as a resolution via upgrade rather than fault (where there would have been a repair/install charge)


Fax can work over fibre, once again gets into areas where i'd advice against it however.

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  Reply # 1907226 24-Nov-2017 17:32
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Fax-email options are not really an option... Older person with little technical flexibility...




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