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Dell fax machine will not recognize incoming fax call on comcast cable telephone line

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Do fax machines work with Comcast Digital Voice service? Yes. However, there may be some equipment brands or models that are incompatible with Comcast Digital Voice® service. Click here to review a list of equipment that has been known to have compatibility issues with Comcast Digital Voice service.

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