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Re: Using a Fax Machine on a Shared Line With Voicemail

Ken (
4 Dec 2004 09:21:08 -0800 (Michael Monteiro) wrote in message

> Problem: I have a fax machine connected to a single, shared voice
> line. As it stands, I cannot receive faxes unless I disable my
> voicemail. I understand that answering machines can be used with fax
> machines on a single line because the fax listens when a call is
> answered by an answering machine and then takes over if the call is a
> fax transmission. However, this does not work with voicemail. My
> provider does not support distinctive ring. Do I have any other
> options aside from disabling my voicemail or getting a second line for
> my fax? I could get an answering machine, but I'd rather not go that
> route. I'd rather keep my voicemail.

> btw, my provider is Vonage - VoIP.

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