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Switched to shaw digital phone service from mts. my ph # and my fax # are different numbers but when phone calls come in the fax picks it up instead of the phone.how do i change this?

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Call a cell phone from the fax machine to find out what the machine's number is.
Be warned, tho, fax machines will not work reliably on digital phone lines.

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And was this a surprise?

You get to pick a number when you sign up for MJ service. It's not a guarantee that you will get something in your own area code or city or within the free service area to your other phones.

When I got mine, I had to get Detroit dial tone. I got to switch to Toledo, but even that's long distance to me. Just remember, you're saving so much money LOL

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To use the Fax Switch, you must subscribe to your telephone company for Distinctive Ringing†. The telephone company will then provide you with an additional telephone number (for your Fax Switch peripheral) which will have a slightly different ring. The 9516 will use the two ring types to determine whether an incoming call is for the telephone or the peripheral. The peripheral should be set to answer after three or more rings.
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