I hope you all had a great holiday. I am planning to move two of our business lines away from Telecom and over to a pair of VFX lines via a PAP2T or SPA2102. I remember we talked about this last year, but the Linksys data sheets for both devices are identical when it comes to Fax Support:
1) Fax Tone Detection Pass-thru
2) Fax Pass-thru using G711
Both devices appear exactly the same in this regard, yet the VFX "Hardware" page says that the PAP2T is "Not recommended for faxing".
When we discussed Fax Support last year, it was mentioned that some other device supported T38 FoIP whereas the PAP2T doesn't and hence would be a better pick for faxing in future once VFX upgrade their servers, thereby rendering the PAP2T unable to support faxes anymore.
At least, that's how I think the discussion went...
Question: Is the SPA2102 the best device to choose for Fax Support and if so, why?
Secondly, I am planning to use Call Diversion to forward our calls from our Telecom lines to VFX at least in the interim until Number Portability is implemented on April 1.
It would be nice if the outgoing Caller ID in our ATA could be set to match our original Telecom phone number so customers don't get confused by the strange number appearing on their cellphones.
Question: Can I nominate the outgoing Caller ID I wish to be programmed for both lines of our ATA?
If you can answer these questions, I will go ahead and order the necessary hardware.