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3/31/09
Original Poster
Hillsborough

Outbound FAX Through Google Voice

Has anyone tried to send a fax through Google Voice by dialing your GV number,  pressing the 2 option, dialing the destination fax number and pressing #?

When I tried, the call went through and connected to the other fax machine but my machine could not send it.  I got a transmit error.
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0xdeadbeef
3/31/09
0xdeadbeef
They probably don't support t.38 fax codec.
I use vbuzzer.com for free faxing within US/Canada.

3/31/09
Original Poster
Hillsborough

I was able to use GC to send faxes so I am wondering if it is a problem with my fax machine or some limitation in Google Voice.

Turing Machine
6/11/09
Turing Machine
I'm interested as I used GC for outbound fax as well...


Google user
6/12/09
Google user
free send fax at myfax.com too. anyone know of a free send/receive email fax method?
jameswgvoice
6/12/09
jameswgvoice
Try waiting until both machines have synchrozied their tones.  VOIP does not typically support faxes very well but I have found that if I wait until both machines are talking to each other before I hit the send button it works most of the time.
SnerdlyBosco
6/12/09
SnerdlyBosco
@jameswgvoice:

Can you describe the whole process?
bubbajoe
6/12/09
bubbajoe
@Snerdly, previous poster doesn't make any sense.
6/12/09
Original Poster
Hillsborough
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jameswgvoice
6/12/09
jameswgvoice
@snerdly
 
When you make a fax call instead of hitting the send button immediately upon connection, just wait until the receiving fax machine has started it's tone.  You will hear a series of tones from both the sending and receiving machines. At that time hit the send command.
Robert H.
7/7/09
Robert H.
There is one major possible reason for the difficulty sending or receiving faxes.  Many fax machines struggle sending and receiving faxes over VoIP services due to VoIP not always supporting Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS).  Google Voice must have a Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) backbone.  While working at Office Depot I had a customer struggle sending traditional faxes with Sharp UX-B800SE due to POTS difficulty (broadband email feature not considered).
 
Here is an indepth coverage of POTS
 
-Robert H.
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Google user
2/21/11
Google user
 
If you are interested in this feature, click on Suggest IT button to the right of Receive Faxes at  http://www.google.com/support/voice/bin/static.py?page=suggestions.cs
 
 
Google's new project - Google Cloud Print (not yet available per Notation) http://code.google.com/apis/cloudprint/ will allow us to print out Call Histories and Voicemail Transcriptions. Learn more by clicking on on Docs, FAQ and Terms in the upper right corner. What will this product do to the fax industry? Cloud Printing on the go http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/01/cloud-printing-on-go.html
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