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Old 02-14-2020, 06:41 AM   #1
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Can we send fax through mobile without App


Can we send a fax through the smartphone without any app? I got to know that <removed> provides such a service! Is it free?

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Old 02-14-2020, 07:01 AM   #2
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Can we send a fax through the smartphone without any app?
To answer your question, I would very much imagine not, no more than they accommodate pulse dial.
Fax was invented in the 1980s, to be compatible with Analogue telephone lines. They had 100dpi(normal) or 200dpi(Fine) density and a max baud rate of 9600 baud, or bits per second. Maybe compatible faxes got up to 14,400 baud - I'm not sure. They were quick to slow down if any error was spotted (e.g. 2400 baud) but the error was printed at the far end anyway. Today we have broadband, are transitioning from 4G --> 5G, I have ≥40Mbps on my internet, and anyone who knows anything about fax should have retired, like I have.
 
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Can we send a fax through the smartphone without any app? I got to know that <removed> provides such a service! Is it free?
Welcome to LQ PeterWalt,

What I can say about that the website you posted is that it clearly has the answer to your question.

Please do be aware that advertising is not allowed within threads on LQ. If you have any questions about the topic, at the bottom of site pages are links to contact site owners and a link for information about advertising.
 
Old 02-14-2020, 04:15 PM   #4
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You send fax via a web page usually if you don't have access to a multi function business class printer or dedicated fax server in your home/business.

I used to see plenty of free fax services and maybe some local copy company offers it.
 
Old 02-23-2020, 04:30 PM   #5
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To answer your question, I would very much imagine not, no more than they accommodate pulse dial. Fax was invented in the 1980s, to be compatible with Analogue telephone lines. They had 100dpi(normal) or 200dpi(Fine) density and a max baud rate of 9600 baud, or bits per second (...) and anyone who knows anything about fax should have retired, like I have.
Come on now. I work in the health care industry and I use fax machines on a daily basis. In health care we stick to what is working almost 100% of the time and most IT pipe dreams are not. Right now, when I send a prescription to the local pharmacy through our electronic prescription system I have a 5% chance of the prescription not getting through. This might be acceptable to some, but not to us.

So what I now need to do is print the prescription and give it to my secretary. She will fax it to the pharmacist using a large multifunctional that actually uses an internet gateway to send faxes. This is a nearly watertight system. One downside is that the IT guys now thought it would be a good idea to get rid of all those old printers, because "no-one uses them anymore, right?".

One of the downsides of using faxes is that when my secretary puts them in the large multifunctional to scan them after they've been printed, they show up quite bad on my computer screen when I open someones EMR.

I just sooth my soul with the knowledge that in de US military, they just got rid of those 5.25" floppy disks to run the nuclear missile silos - salvation will finally arrive some day.

If you want to know the health care state of mind about EMR systems, watch this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB_tSFJsjsw

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