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I'm looking for a fax machine that will share a single phone line, so that incoming calls are routed to the phone and incoming faxes are routed to the fax machine. Is this a built in feature?

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I don't really know of a fax machine that will do this automaticly. But you have hope at electronics stores or computer stores they sell a spiltter just for this use. All you do to hook it up is there is one spot to plug in the incoming phone line, then at the other end or side depending on type you buy. You'll have one output to fax and one to your telephone. You can fax or receive faxes and make calls. The splitter seperates the uincoming calls as to faxs or calls and sends them to the correct output.

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When a phone call comes in there is no way for you to know if it is a fax or someone calling you until you pick up the phone. The best thing to do is have your phone company install a second phone line with a number that is used just for the fax machine. They may have the option for a distinctive ring but people will still need to call a different phone number for the distinctive ring to happen. It would use a single phone line but two phone numbers. One for fax and one for the phone. And you might be able to set the fax machine to respond to the distinctive ring.

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