Can I use a fax machine with a VoIP system?

tganley

Will a fax machine work ok with a SIP/VoIP telephone system?

Tags: fax, SIP, voip
Answer this Question

Answers

2 total
jhotz
Vote Up (13)

Maybe, but I've seen very mixed results. Often they work poorly, if at all. It's really one of the few drawbacks of a VoIP system (or at least the limited number I've used). There may be ways to optimize fax over VoIP that I'm unaware of, but I would either maintain a single POTS line for fax, or go with an e-fax option. 

jimlynch
Vote Up (11)

It's probably best not to bother with it, unless you absolutely have to have a fax.

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
Gigabit broadband is coming to Silicon Valley, and it's a race to see whether AT&T's GigaPower service makes it before Google Fiber.
A U.S. lawmaker wants to rebrand the term net neutrality because its definition is confusing to many people.
In the hunt for new ways to handle growing data volumes, NTT DoCoMo and Huawei Technologies have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over 5GHz, which today is used for Wi-Fi networks.
Is social media in general and Twitter in particular speeding up the news cycle?
OnBeep is readying a wearable device that will let smartphone users initiate a voice chat with a pre-defined group of people, walkie-talkie style, and to support its development the startup announced Wednesday it has closed a US$6.25 million funding round.
Twitter said late Tuesday it will remove images and videos of deceased people upon the request of family members, but it put conditions on the policy.
A tricked-out version of YouTube offering exclusive content might prove lucrative bait for Google to lure some of its users deeper into its digital video and music services.
Uber has hired David Plouffe, a former campaign manager for President Obama with deep ties to the White House, to help it enter new markets and bolster its fight against taxi competitors.
Sprint's got a new CEO and the company is getting serious about catching up to its rivals with a new family data sharing plan.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has the green light to collect new data on the pricing of so-called special access services, the middle-mile network services used to deliver business broadband and mobile service backhaul.
randomness