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Re: Sharing One Line for Fax and Voice?

Henry (
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 06:55:24 +0300

John Doe <> wrote:

> On Sun, 9 Apr 2006 12:38:16 +0300, (Henry) wrote:

>> And to respond to DLR's concern about the line getting 'answered by
>> the wrong machine', the point is that the _box_ answers the call and
>> routes it appropriately. 'Distinctive ringing' from the telephone
>> company isn't required at all.

> Sorry for jumping in, but how do those boxes work?

> ...does the box simultaneously listens [sic] to the incoming call
> to tell if it's fax or voice, and also play a ring tone so, in case
> it's a human calling, the caller thinks the phone is still ringing?


Moreover, the 'dummy' ring tone generated by the box is customisable.
You can set it to match the tone normally produced by your telephone
company or you can make it something different, in which case the
alert caller recognises that he is through to another level
of ... ringingness.



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