Question about Brother IntelliFAX 1840C Plain Paper Inkjet Fax
We have 2 telephones that ring with incoming calls along with the fax phone itself, 1 phone just won't pick up, the other the sound is rubbish, and if I do not pick up the phone within 2 rings it sounds to the caller like a fax, although I can still answer and it will clear but most callers put phone down when they hear it, thinking fax. We want to be able to answer from any phone with perfect hearing and for the rings b4 fax cuts in to be longer say 8 rings???
Set your machine to MANUAL, this will allow you to answer every call yourself, then if it is a fax, the machine will take over. Sounds like you have it in fax/tel mode now, which allows for the fax machine to answer every call then if not a fax, double rings to you.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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If you have an answering machine connected to the same line as your fax:
To make sure the printer picks up
incoming faxes, set Auto Answer to On, and then set the printer to pick up
after a greater number of rings than the answering machine. For example, if the
answering machine picks up calls after four rings, then set the printer to pick
up after six rings. This way, the answering machine picks up calls first and
your voice calls are received. If the call is a fax, then the printer detects
the fax signal on the line and takes over the call.
If you have a voicemail feature associated to the same line as your fax:
Voice mail and fax can share the
same telephone line if you subscribe to a distinctive ring service offered by
your telephone company. This feature allows you to have multiple telephone
numbers on one telephone line. Each telephone number has a designated ring
pattern (single ring, double ring, triple ring, or double and triple ring). The
different ring patterns let you know which telephone number was dialed, and
which device you should use to answer the call.
If you do not have distinctive ring
service, then set the printer to receive faxes manually (Auto Answer Off). This
setting lets you receive both voice calls and fax calls, but works best if you
use voice mail more often. You need to turn off voice mail whenever you are
expecting a fax.
I hope this helps.
Should you need further assistance, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center.
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