04-13-2012 12:51:54 PM
I am trying to understand how it would be used on a fax. The fax machine would recognize the ring?
Seems like you would have to set the ring by telno. There are phones you can put put telnos in a list and have the caller announced.. The fax calls could be labeled fax.
Seems like the fax machine should have the feature for you to load the telnos in a list & if it sees one of the numbers on the list it answers..
04-13-2012 12:59:54 PM
04-13-2012 02:39:26 PM - edited 04-13-2012 02:49:31 PM
lindaNRH - I understand that the fax machine responds to a distinctive ring. I guess it must be a specific ring (so you do not need to tell it what ring to respond to).
My question is - how do you generate that ring?
I googled FAX that responds to caller ID & got quite a list. The first was a brother machine that responds to both distinctive ring and caller ID. Seems like it is possible to have a caller ID sensitive machine that will answer specific numbers. Of course, this is only valuable if you know your sending fax numbers ahead of time. But, if you do not know the senders number, I am back to wondering about the special ring generator. Maybe I will look it up on wikipedia.
So I looked it up on wikipedia & it says it is two numbers on one line, with two different ring patterns. It is marketed as Ringmaster by at&t. I guess you ring one pattern into the fax to tell it which one to answer.
Here is a link for Bellsouth - http://ordering.bellsouth.com/apps/ipc/ICReqDispat
See if you can get it on POTS. Since U-verse can have two lines, distinctive ring seems a logical extension. Maybe it is a limitation of the RG.
04-13-2012 03:36:42 PM
U-voice allows for two numbers on one service & you distinguish between the two by plugging two different phones into two different jacks on the RG.
So, you can plug your phone into one & the fax into the other & you will have the equivalent of ringmaster service on pots.