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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:57 am    Post subject: using fax & phone on line 1 with Vonage Reply with quote Back to top

I just recently signed up with Vonage and am waiting for the RTP300 to arrive. I work out of my house and need the fax machine to automatically take faxes when I'm gone. I talked with customer service before ordering about faxing and using a phone with line 1 and she assured me that what I want it to do, it'll do.

After reading some messages here it seems that it'll work but only if I turn off the voicemail feature of Vonage. Is this correct?

Also hooking both fax machine and phone into the RTP300 phone 1 port I would need to use a splitter. Is this correct?

I don't get many faxes during a months time but nobody is in my house to manually turn the fax machine on so it needs to be on auto answer.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

If the FAX machine is going to be expected to answer the phone unattended, you really should disable voice mail. Some FAX machines offer built-in voice/FAX switches; if yours does consider getting an answering machine to allow your FAX machine to perform this function. If you leave voice mail enabled, depending on your alloted time before forwarding, you'll either have the voice mail system answering all the time or the FAX machine.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: using fax & phone on line 1 with Vonage Reply with quote Back to top

tvguide wrote:
Also hooking both fax machine and phone into the RTP300 phone 1 port I would need to use a splitter. Is this correct?


Most fax machines have an output port to plug in a phone. If yours doesn't, then a splitter will do what you want.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I too currently have only a single Vonage line with a Linksys RTP300 Voip phone adapter (and WRT54G wifi router) but am experiencing issues when sending and receiving faxes using latest Winfax 10 and my USRobotics faxmodem. *99 option doesn't work with my RTP300 and I find my faxes sending inconsistently at 7200 bps but I'm unable to receive any (the faxes fail to negotiate/handshake). Anyone had this issue?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I don't suppose Vonage offers distinctive ring?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: using fax & phone on line 1 with Vonage Reply with quote Back to top

i wonder would there be a way to use the simuring feature to ring an efax# and still keep voice mail on? (the ideal thing would be for the Vonage v-mail to be upgraded to recognise a fax and capature it to your vmail and mail you the fax.

that way if you primarly only receive faxes that would get around the non local # efax gives on its free accounts.
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