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    I always thought this would be a nice addition to Google Voice. If you get faxes from known numbers, you would just tag the number as a fax line in your contact list, then GV would take the fax and create a PDF without forwarding the call. Wishful thinking, I guess...

    I use MyFax. It does have a monthly fee, but since I use it for my business, it works well. Clients can send signed contracts and order forms via fax. MyFax converts it to TIF or PDF, then emails the document to me.

    I think the best anyone is going to find is a service that might offer a few free fax pages per month. Attach the document to an email, then send.
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    I too have been looking for a fax app to recieve faxes directly to my android, a few have said that this can't/wont happen due to technology what I don't understand is, why....

    The phone has the capability to act as a modem (I can plug my PC in to and dail any ISP and recieve a 24KBaud Connection (yes slow as hell but doable) this is the same type of analog signal that the fax system use), simialarly I can use the phone as a modem with winfax on my pc Why can't there be a software app simialar to winfax on the android!!!
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    For now, I'm stuck with myfax.com and $10/mo that comes with it. I think that if there were a fax/print feature, you should be able to call your voice mail, check for new fax msgs, instruct to print on phone that you are calling from, listen for odd fax sound, then press a Receive fax feature on your dialer. What the hell is so complicated about that?
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    Not sure if your device has an analog modem built into it (most have a digital connection). Faxes rely on analog modems (making all those squeaky noises) - and have to have the fax protocol programmed into them. Not all analog modems can send and receive faxes.

    For an Android phone to send and receive faxes directly, it would have to have an analog modem built into its hardware (that includes the fax protocols). You wouldn't be able to create a software app if the hardware doesn't exist internally.
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    I have used Popfax.com on my pc. Now I use It on my mobile with android OS. You cam download the soft here: It's easy to es and to receive them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by takeshi View Post
    Fax machines don't use data. They transmit via phone lines. You can't send/receive faxes on the Droid without a service as the Droid itself can't send or receive faxes.
    Why not? a fax machine uses audible analogue tones to transmit data. Why couldn't someone at least program an app for Android to use your phone to transmit these "sounds?" It seams to me it would be fairly easy to at least program an app to send a fax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xopher View Post
    Not sure if your device has an analog modem built into it (most have a digital connection). Faxes rely on analog modems (making all those squeaky noises) - and have to have the fax protocol programmed into them. Not all analog modems can send and receive faxes.

    For an Android phone to send and receive faxes directly, it would have to have an analog modem built into its hardware (that includes the fax protocols). You wouldn't be able to create a software app if the hardware doesn't exist internally.
    the only hardware it should need is a device to connect to a phone line. Ever heard of a "win modem" these devices rely on software drivers to translate the data into analogue signals and vice versa. All a developer would need to do is to create an app that can interact with the phone device and intercept and transmit these analogue signals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by takeshi View Post
    Fax machines don't use data. They transmit via phone lines. You can't send/receive faxes on the Droid without a service as the Droid itself can't send or receive faxes.
    is this comment serious?
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    I use efax.com for incoming faxes (although I haven't gotten a fax in forever), and Fax1.com for outgoing.
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    After a little searching around for android fax app, I found a terrific service at sendfreefax.net/webfax/sendfaxform.php which is a free service which allows a user to send unlimited free fax where one can send faxes and .PDF or .Doc word files with graphics. It is a fantastic service if you want to fax your resume to hundreds of potential employers for job applications. When you are faxing from Kinko's type shop cost really add up. When the fax is initiated you get a email from this service and when the fax is sent you get a confirmation email. You can also sendfreefax.net/webfax/free-receive-fax.php receive faxes to email from this service as long as email is included on the fax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chathuragune View Post
    When you are faxing from Kinko's type shop cost really add up.
    This is very true, I was wasting a lot of money doing this, then I though getting a fax machine would help but my expenses only increased with phone bills and electricity bills as well because I had to leave it on all day to not miss a fax! After searching for a better option I read this article on and I've been using their recommended solution ever since. I can send and receive up to 500 fax pages for just $10 a month and I got a free fax number too. Sweet!
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    I know it's kind of e-mail based fax but...I have had great success with MetroFax. It's like ~$6 a month for 500 pages but..works great for me. With the camera on Gnex I have had faxes sent from phone generally turn out OK. Readable at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chathuragune View Post
    After a little searching around for android fax app, I found a terrific service at sendfreefax.net/webfax/sendfaxform.php which is a free service which allows a user to send unlimited free fax where one can send faxes and .PDF or .Doc word files with graphics. It is a fantastic service if you want to fax your resume to hundreds of potential employers for job applications. When you are faxing from Kinko's type shop cost really add up. When the fax is initiated you get a email from this service and when the fax is sent you get a confirmation email. You can also sendfreefax.net/webfax/free-receive-fax.php receive faxes to email from this service as long as email is included on the fax.
    Thanks. I just tried it out and it works great. Plus totally free, which is always nice.
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    I use CamScanner and just scan the document then send it to an email address. This beats the .jpeg format that is the norm.
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    yoU do not need An analog modem you just need software that can produce and interpret the sounds used to produce and receive faxes the problem comes with your actual phone connection the phone connection on your cell phone is not an analog connection it is a digital connection this digital connection employs compression this compression will destroy the data bits that are the fax sounds you need to send receive a fax Vonage handles this by using less compression so that the actual facts sound bits can make it through the noise this is why no one has made an app for Android

    your phone can handle the entire process just fine but any fax you send or receive will be summarily destroyed by the compression that is used on your digital connection to your service provider

    what would be interesting is if someone made one that used voi when you are on wifi with a dedicated VoIP system that uses less compression it should be entirely possible to make software that can do this the problem is are there enough people to make it worthwhile for a developer to make the software....
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    Hi

    You may try NOKIA Comunicator line of phones with fax modem. They send and receive directly in your phone via GSM line.

    I have a NOKIA 6260 with a one time payment program called Mobile Fax (or Fax Mobile, I'm not really sure), that does send and receive directly, with no e-fax intermediates.

    It sends pictures, Word Files, PDF files, etc.You may tranfer the file to the PC or Laptop and them print them as normaly.

    It is a similar program as Win Fax Pro from Symantec (no longer available, but alique Windows Fax, but better).

    I too am looking for a direct Fax Machine to Fax Machine send and receive for Android because I'm a lawyer and with a Fax one proves the date, time and content of the message and one gets instant send confirmation or rejected transmission, unlike the e-mail.

    Therefore, I'm not convinced with all the tech justification not to have an Android App with direct Fax to Fax machine, send and receive capability.

    So..., wy change from NOKIA? or better yet,
    Y-Android :-)
    Last edited by Y-Android; 11-27-2013 at 11:16 AM.
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