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Fax and Scan with MobilePhone as Faxmodem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Roland Schweiger, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Roland Schweiger

    Roland Schweiger Flightless Bird

    An first glance, Windows7 has a new "Fax and Scan" utility which is a kind
    of fax console.

    Personally i hate the antique system of Faxing but occasionally it is still
    needed however.

    I now tried the following to send faxes.

    Have a mobile phone SONYERICSSON K850i which i connected to the PC via
    BlueTooth.
    Now Win7 shows a device in device manager
    "standard modem over bluetooth".
    I can send AT commands to the "pseudo modem" and will receive ok answers,
    sofar for the test if the modem works.

    Now in Fax and Scan i set the "standard modem over bluetooth" as standard
    fax modem.

    However, faxes will not send, nothing at all happens.

    Did anyone try a similar thing?

    greetings

    Roland Schweiger
     
  2. Dave Rudisill

    Dave Rudisill Flightless Bird

    >"Roland Schweiger" <roland_schweiger@web.de> wrote:

    >An first glance, Windows7 has a new "Fax and Scan" utility which is a kind
    >of fax console.
    >
    >Personally i hate the antique system of Faxing but occasionally it is still
    >needed however.
    >
    >I now tried the following to send faxes.
    >
    >Have a mobile phone SONYERICSSON K850i which i connected to the PC via
    >BlueTooth.
    >Now Win7 shows a device in device manager
    >"standard modem over bluetooth".
    >I can send AT commands to the "pseudo modem" and will receive ok answers,
    >sofar for the test if the modem works.
    >
    >Now in Fax and Scan i set the "standard modem over bluetooth" as standard
    >fax modem.
    >
    >However, faxes will not send, nothing at all happens.
    >
    >Did anyone try a similar thing?
    >
    >greetings
    >
    >Roland Schweiger


    A digital cell phone can't be used as a fax modem. Years ago, I
    used WinFax with a cell phone, but that requires an analog cell
    phone.

    I use an Internet fax service (greenfax.com) for sending faxes. I
    costs $.07/page, but you need to put down a $25 deposit. My
    deposit will last me the rest of my life. I use a free eFax
    account for receiving faxes, but they appear to no longer be
    offering those.

    --
    Dave
     
  3. Roland Schweiger

    Roland Schweiger Flightless Bird

    "Dave Rudisill"

    > A digital cell phone can't be used as a fax modem. Years ago, I
    > used WinFax with a cell phone, but that requires an analog cell
    > phone.


    Absolutely right - i looked up the AT commands that query the fax
    capabilities of the "virtual modem",
    opened a terminal window and sent these AT commands to the modem and it says
    "command not supported" so i really had something wrong in mind,
    and this definately is no Windows7 problem so sorry for the posting.

    However i really thought that these pseudo modems could be used for fax,
    but they are just data transfer modems and realy of no use nowadays.

    A also have an (austrian) fax service that transfers incoming faxes on a
    phone numer to eMails
    (fax-2-mail-service) and as i said i hate fax but only 2 days ago i was in a
    situation where i needed one
    and tried my experiments with the GSM phone.

    You are perfectly right that some kind of fax server will do the job instead
    and a deposit of some $
    will last for the rest of my life...

    greetings

    Roland Schweiger
     

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