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I have read the forums for info on using Ooma for faxing. I see that it has been hit and miss with some. As a 3 year user of VOIP through Vonage, I've never had a problem faxing through their system. I'm hoping that I will have the same luck with Ooma. I have yet to use Ooma (waiting for porting of old number). I do not fax that often but like the convienience of having that ability when I need it.
My rickity old fax machine has no ink paper and is ready for the trash heap. What little faxing I do, I am considering purchasing a desktop fax program that utilizes the fax modem on my computer. I used to use Microsoft Fax but they took it away when they came out with Vista. I'm looking at software from Essential Fax. It sells for $19.95, a lot less than buying a new fax machine. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge on using Ooma with a fax modem and desktop faxing software?
Sorry, PC faxing via Ooma is not supported.
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works for me with windows scan and fax , use prefix *99
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Using prefix *99 worked for me as well. Thank you for the tip, oomab!
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So just out of curiosity, how long did it take to fax the cat using *99 and how did the received cat turn out? I think I saw this once in the movie, The Prestige.
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I use the OneSuite efax system. As little as $1.00 per month for unlimited incoming to one email address. If you think you need more, go for their $2.95 per month deal. Unlimited incoming faxes to as many as 5 email addresses, plus outgoing at 2.5 cents per page. Upon delivery of the fax, a copy with delivery confirmation is returned to your designated emal. You will need a scanner as outgoing copies use a pdf file to attach to the cover page. Very easy to use, and inexpensive as well.
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If after putting in *99 and it doesn't work drop your speed on your modem and it should work just fine.
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Incoming fax's will be included with Google Voice eventually, but I have no idea how they are, or will, handle outgoing.
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Ok, I am tyring to use windows fax and scan, but when I click on "New Fax" button, I get a pop up...
Choose a fax modem or server...
How do I do the set up? I use my HPPhotosmart 2610 all in one printer for faxing...