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Topic # 93472 22-Nov-2011 12:00
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I just sent a good old fax to a govt dept. 

Just out of interest.  Nowadays some have nDSL which still allow you to use a standard phone I hear plugged to the router.

Does that allow a fax modem to be used?

Secondly, Xnet's calling prices are quite cheap like 10c or 15c per min is that using VOIP technology or is that a standard Telecom line?  By comparison Orcon charges like 30c. 

And finally, they now have email to fax etc ... do places like banks or govt depts accept email to fax?


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  Reply # 548366 22-Nov-2011 12:14
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Fax over VOIP can work well if the equipment and provider you use have good support. Using an SPA2102 on VFX fax works great. Should be the same for a fax modem.

The service is fax to email rather than email to fax (although these servcies do exist) and as far as the bank/govt department knows its just a fax number so no problems there.

Both orcon and Xnet use VOIP (so no traditional PSTN service over the line coming into your house). Even so Orcon's rates are a ripoff....

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  Reply # 548627 22-Nov-2011 19:50
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XNet VFX does not support fax, and they are the best quality service around. It is possible to have fax working, but not guaranteed. You can ask for the higher quality codec to be forced on which might help. But fax does not work at all with the PAP2T, only with the SPA2102 and up (but not guaranteed).

I can't be bothered to argue with the sceptics again, so let me just say you can try fitting an ADSL filter between the fax machine and the router (need some connector converters, or on the filter use the "ADSL" socket instead of the "line" plug since they are wired 1:1). With some combinations of hardware it can make the fax more reliable, I've done it with a modem over VFX.

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  Reply # 548646 22-Nov-2011 20:41
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Faxing via VFX using T.38 works brilliantly if you use a VFX provisioned device. If you configure your own hardware using Open VFX you'll need to ensure your T.38 settings are correct.

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