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Will the fax know if it's a phone call or a fax?

I would like to switch to having only one designated phone line and I want to know if the fax will know the difference between a call or a fax and how can I set this up. Right now it has it's own designated line.

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A fax machine is just a big ol' telephone answering machine


There is no mystery, seriously. You send a fax exactly the same way as you make a phone call; instead of talking to a person, your fax machine talks to another fax machine. Clicks, squeals, buzz sounds.

If it says it's busy, well, it's busy
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The settings in your fax machine were designed by people who are a lot smarter and make more money than us. DON"T MESS WITH THE PARAMETERS.

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