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Phone & fax/copier etc

Hi, If I move my fax machine to a different location. The phone and the fax are the same number. Will the phone "not" work at the old location because it was tied to the fax machine ???

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It was the problem of the Local Phone Company. It did not have anything to do with the Printer/fax/copier.


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