Is fax number same as home phone number?

Is fax number same as home phone number?

Your fax number is the same telephone number that you connected the fax machine to. If you only have one number, it’s the same as the voice number. If it is a separate line, then use the fax to call someone that has caller ID, and they can tell you the number the fax is dialing from.

Can you use your home phone number for a fax machine?

Yes, you can have a fax number without a landline phone line. An online fax service can host a fax number that you access through the internet. To have a fax number and use a fax machine (or computer with fax software) you’ll need a landline phone line. VoIP phone lines will not work.

Is a fax number always a phone number?

Fax numbers are almost identical to phone numbers. For this reason, you’ll need an area code if you are sending the fax outside of your local area. Depending on the way the machine or the phone system is set up, you may need to use the number ‘1’ before the area code.

How do I call a fax number?

Dial a leading ‘1’ when sending a fax only if you would dial a ‘1’ for a regular phone call. As fax works over the phone network, all fax numbers are simply phone numbers and should be dialed the same way as a regular phone call.

How do you tell if a phone number is a fax number?

Your fax number is the number of the phone line connected to the fax. With a fax machine or computer running fax software, the fax number is the phone number of the attached phone line. Calling the toll-free number 1-800-444-4444 (operated by MCI) will tell you the line’s phone number.

How can I get a fax number without a landline?

FaxBurner is a convenient online fax app that allows you to fax your documents without a phone line (you can use your smartphone though!). Using the app, email, or your online account you can send faxes. You even get a free fax number that others can use to send faxes to you.

How do I fax without a landline?

If you want to fax without a landline, you can use the all-in-one device to scan a document and then fax it with an internet fax service. You can also use a special cellular fax machine to send faxes over the cellphone network, but most ordinary fax machines can’t do this.

When faxing do you dial 1?

How many numbers should a fax number have?

In the United States and Canada, they are 10 digits in length (including a 3 digit area code).

How many digits is a fax number?

To dial a fax number within the same area code, only the 8 digit number is dialed, for a total of 8 digits. To dial the same fax number from within a different area code, a leading ‘0’ is dialed, then the area code (1 digit), then the eight digit local number, for a total of 10 digits.

Do you dial 1 before sending a fax?

Can you fax to a telephone number?

When you use a standard fax machine, that fax machine places a phone call to the number you specify. The fax machine at the destination number answers and the document is transmitted over a telephone call. The person receiving the fax may then scan the faxed document and turn it back into a digital file.

Do you need a phone number for a fax machine?

(As long as we don’t try to use the phone and send/receive a fax at the same time). You don’t need a separate line or phone number for your fax machine.

Is it possible to have a fax and a phone on the same line?

There are alternatives to getting a 2nd line – such as an online fax service or a second phone number with a distinctive ring. You can have fax and a phone on the same phone line. The biggest question with the two is whether the fax machine answers the line manually or automatically.

Where can I Find my fax line number?

From the landline associated with the fax machine, call 1-800-444-4444, a toll-free line operated by MCI (a telecommunications company). An automatic operating system will recall your fax number for you. This is an easy and straightforward way to determine your fax line.

What happens if no one answers the phone when you fax?

If no one answers the fax or the phone, the line will just keep ringing. If the fax machine is set to answer automatically, the fax machine will answer the call after a set number of rings. When people call your phone line, they will be greeted with a fax tone (high pitched squeal) if nobody picks up the phone before the set number of rings.