Sending a Fax via Cell Phone
Posted 04 November 2004 - 04:26 AM
Any advice? It seems in the Fax system preference it will only let me select either the internal or the bluetooth modem. My phone is USB.
Posted 04 November 2004 - 06:04 AM
That said, you can use a cell phone to dial-up your ISP and therefore you SHOULD be able to dial up a fax modem as well. However, software may not let you. You may want to try setting up a location just for your cell phone as a dial up where it is the modem script loaded and all settings are prepped that way.
I use my cell constantly for connecting to the Internet via the cell company's network when away from home but haven't used it as a dial-up for faxes.
You may want to search for Internet services that let you send/receive faxes through the web and go that way. Again, it may cost you a little bit, but not as much as going to a print shop to send faxes.
Posted 04 November 2004 - 06:18 AM
I'm using my cell phone no problem to dial into my ISP without any problem. I have my Cell Phone setup through my OSX network connections and use it just as I would an external USB modem.
The problem is Apple's fax software built into OSX I can't select the USB phone as a modem. My only two options are Bluetooth or Internael Modem. I've tried to add a new modem but I can't figure out how if there's any way to do that through the fax menu. It keeps taking me to the printers setup (since fax is with printers) and wants me to add a new printer.
Posted 05 November 2004 - 04:15 AM
It keeps taking me to the printers setup (since fax is with printers) and wants me to add a new printer.
Katie, you just answered your own question /forums/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
Faxes function through the printer mechanism, so go ahead & set up your phone as a new printer, then when you click file >> print for the document you want to fax, the print dialog comes up, click on the fax button, select your phone as the modem to use, and there ya go !
Posted 05 November 2004 - 04:22 AM