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Sending a FAX via Cell Phone

by Walt H / April 23, 2008 8:03 AM PDT

Any idea on when the technology to send a FAX via a Cell Phone will become available...IF it doesn't already exist?

There should be a way you can input your cell phone number in the modem dial up to send a fax to a land line phone.

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This did exist over a decade ago.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 23, 2008 8:48 AM PDT

But as technology evolved this was tossed by the wayside and buried as the bad idea it was. I see no one looking to revive this old idea.

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I remember...
by Walt H / April 23, 2008 8:59 AM PDT

wireless faxes a few years back, but I didn't know the cell phone was used as 10 years ago cell phones were not nearly as common as they are today.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 23, 2008 10:24 AM PDT
In reply to: I remember...

Sorry but cell phones were very common 10 years ago. But then again FAX machines roamed all corners of the business world then too. Today it's a dinosaur...

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LOL, SORRY but fax machines are NOT dinosaurs at ALL !!!
by items17070 / December 19, 2011 11:33 AM PST
In reply to: Wowser.

LOL, SORRY but fax machines are NOT dinosaurs at ALL !!! LOL, look around you blind one! business have fax machines like you cannot believe, and cannot survive w/out them!!

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Then help the person above with a cell phone that can fax.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2011 11:41 AM PST

It was something we did years ago and is no more. Extinct.

Sorry for the dino comment. It's alive and well is some companies.

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Sending a fax via cell phone.
by teletran1 / January 20, 2012 7:36 PM PST

Companies like HP, Canon, Brothers and others whould be working with cell phone compamies to put sim cards into these all in one units (fax, scan, copy, and print) and fax machine. with the right software or modified software, you fax machine can send faxes through the cell phone towers. If you don't want to use the fax machine, have the fax software compatable with Android or droid software. I do not know window 7 phones. Windows XP would let you fax from your desktop or laptop if you started their fax service in XP and connect the phone line through your desk or laptop. the question is with Window 7 phones, do windows 7 phone operating system have services like their desktop counterparts. If so, then you could, in theory, connect a USB cable to you desktop or laptop, transfer the file to your phone and run the fax service in your windows 7 phone and the phone sends the fax to another fax machine. If not, then Microsoft could partner with a a cellpone company and modify the desktop fax service to run on their windows 7 phone Os and there you have it. You would have to get the latest and greatest widows 7 plan and a ata plan like Sprint's unlimited data plan to do it, this is the best that I can come up with, in theory.

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