does this phone work when plugged into any other phone socket? --fj
I'm Running: Win2k with a Data/Voice/Fax modem and IVM call management software.
I'm trying to set up a phone answering sytem on by pc for my business. After successfully setting up the call management software I came to attach my standard telephone directly to the modem phone socket but I get no dial tone or function at all. The telephone is new but inexpensive and very standard. I then tried an older fax machine I have and that works fine and I can receive and place telephone calls through the fax via the modem. The fax is old and although I have fax software that I use mostly, I use the old machine occasionally for copying and sending manual faxes. I want to replace the old fax machine with a new one and also use it as my main telephone so doing away with the standard telephone.
So, a very long description to a short question: Why does the telephone not work but the older fax does and if I am to buy a new fax machine what should I look out for to make sure it works through my modem?
Hope you can shed some light.....