View Full Version : Is there a way to tell if a phone number is just a phone line or both phone and fax?
07-02-2003, 01:32 PM
I may not be wording this quite right, but I need to know if there is a way to tell if a number, is only a phone line or if it has a fax.
Is there anyway to tell?
No one picks up when the number is dialed.
07-02-2003, 01:37 PM
We have a guy that works out of his house. He uses his phone line for a fax line too. If he doesn't pick up his phone after a certain number of rings the fax line will pick up and let out that awful shrill as though it is receiving a fax.
Hope that helps
07-02-2003, 01:46 PM
Write "Is this a phone line, or just a fax line? Call me back at XXX-XXXX. Thanks!" on a piece of paper and fax it to the number.
07-02-2003, 01:52 PM
Originally posted by AbbySthrnAccent
No one picks up when the number is dialed. Well, if it was a fax line, then wouldn't the fax machine pick up?
The short answer is: No, there's no way to tell.
The long answe is: You can try to get in contact with the person who owns the line and ask them. They might have a fax machine set up to require someone on the other end to hit a button to accept the fax, so as to avoid junk faxes, in which case you'd have to call them on a regular phone first anyway.
07-02-2003, 02:38 PM
Problem solved. Thanks for your quick responses.
(It wasn't a fax line.)
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