Greetings: I entered my fax/phone problem on 08-13-08, as yet I have not seen a reply, maybe it has been answered and I am looking in the wrong place, if this is happening I apologize. So lets move on and see what occurs. Hope to hear soon. Frosty. firstname.lastname@example.org
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the all-in-one product is sharing a phone line with voice calls, some
calls are interrupted by fax tones. Follow the steps below to solve the
problem.Step one: Check the Rings to Answer setting
Auto Answer is enabled, the HP fax product will answer the phone line
when the number of rings reaches the number of rings specified in the
Rings-to-Answer setting. When voice calls will be received on the same
phone line as faxes, set to rings-to-answer to 6.
you do not want the fax to answer automatically, either turn off Auto
Answer from the front panel and receive faxes manually (this may result
in lost faxes) or subscribe to a distinctive ring service from the phone
company (if available).
Refer to the Answering faxes manually
section below to learn how to answer faxes manually or refer to the Using distinctive ringing
section below for more information about using distinctive ringing.
The Rings-to-answer setting for the HP
Officejet 500 and 600 series products can only be checked or set using
the all-in-one software on the computer.
Rings-to-answer setting for the HP Officejet 500 and 600 series
products can only be checked or set using the all-in-one software on the
Follow the steps below to check or change the setting for all models except the HP Officejet 500 and 600 series:
Depending on the model, press either Menu
, or Fax Setup
repeatedly until Basic Fax Setup
appears in the display.
Press the right arrow button repeatedly until Rings to Answer
is displayed, and then press Enter
The number of rings before the HP fax product answers will be displayed.
The setting is correct if it is 6. Press Cancel
or Stop (Stop Fax)
to exit the menu.
If the number is not 6, press the right arrow button until 6
appears in the display and then press Enter
Not sure what you are really asking here Bettye. Any answering service, or digital answering service (which just means an answering service that is completely automated) will let you record your VM greetings through your phone into their system. If you tell who your digital answering service provider is, maybe we can give more assistance as to how their specific software works.
Set rings to answer You can select the number of rings that will occur before the fax answers an incoming call. If you are using your machine as both a telephone and a fax machine, we suggest you set the ring count to at least 4 to give you time to answer. TIP: HP 1050 Fax: The Toll Saver function for the Digital Message Center interacts with Rings to Answer. See Toll Saver on page 40. If you have the HP 1050 Fax and have Toll Saver turned on, set the Rings to Answer to 2. 1. Press Menu repeatedly until BASIC FAX displays and press Start/Enter. Rings to Answer will display. 2. Press Start/Enter. 3. Enter the number of rings you want (2-7) and press Start/Enter. The HP Fax rings the set number of times and then answers. It then produces a different sounding ring to alert you to which type of call is incoming. • The additional ring may occur once for a fax call • The additional ring occurs 5 times for a voice call. After the 5 additional rings, the answering machine will answer.
I believe that you can specify how many rings should occur before your Kodak 5500 Ai Printer automatically answers an incoming call (default = 4).
If you have a dedicated fax line, set the Rings to Answer to 1 or 2.
If you have a shared line for voice/modem and fax, set the Rings to answer to 3, 4, or 5. This setting only applies if Answering Machine Mode is set to OFF.
When the Answering Machine mode is disabled, Rings to Answer applies and your AiO printer answers the call. When your AiO printer detects a fax tone, it receives the fax. When a voice call is received (no fax tone), the call is ignored.
1 Press Menu to display the main menu.
2 Press scroll down until Fax Settings is displayed.
3 Press OK to display the Adjust Fax Settings menu.
4 Press scroll down until Rings to Answer is selected.
5 Press right or left arrow to change the number of rings.
Give it a try, Nana, but let Kodak know if you need additional help. They will be there for you.
the friendly Kodak guy
If you have call waiting on your phone service you can call your phone company and get "personal ring" service. It will cost a couple of dollars extra a month, but they will assign you another phone number and it will have a different ring style to it. Then you can set the ring type to the type of ring they assign you.
If you have a BT line and use the 1571 answering facility , when you have a message waiting the dialling tone changes from a constant tone to a split tone. This is to let you know that you have one or more messages waiting.
In order to get the dialling tone to revert to the constant tone you have to deal with the waiting messages in accordance with the options provided i.e Save, Listen Again or Delete. BT say the Split Tone is to let subscribers know when they have a message waiting. This should resolve the Fax problem.
1) Plug a single line wired (not cordless) phone in to the exact same phone jack as the fax machine and dial one of the fax numbers you are trying to dial out to using the exact same digits. Does the call complete Y/N? do you hear a fax tone Y/N?
>>>>If either answer is "No" you have an invalid phone number. If both answers are "Yes" proceed to step 2.
2) When you off hook do you hear a "stutter" dial tone? Y/N?
>>>>>"Yes" This is your phone company telling you that you have unlistened voicemail messages in your mailbox. Dial in to your voice mail and clear your messages. "No" go to step 3.
3) 2 part question: Do you have call waiting and is your fax machine trying to disable call waiting when dialing out?
>>>>>In many areas *70 (star-seven-zero) will disable call waiting for a single phone call. If you try to disable call waiting when call waiting is not on the line, the call will not complete. This may come in to play in a speed dial situation.
+++Other things to consider+++
*Is outgoing long distance blocked on the line?
*Is outgoing regional intralata (same area code) long distance blocked?
*Is local calling blocked?
*Is a speed dial misprogrammed? Forgot to dial "1" Dialed "1" in error?
*Is there a wiring problem? >>>Try moving fax machine to a different phone jack.
There may be no magic answer for your problem, I hope one of these suggestions helps.