on 15-04-2013 20h29
I need to plug a phone and fax into the same wall socket, but the fax machine (it's actually a multi-function printer with fax) doesn't auto switch between voice and fax. I fear I'll have to constantly and quickly jump to the fax/printer to make sure I don't miss a fax.
Is there anything that can sit between the socket and phone and fax/printer, that will automatically send the call to the right device - send a voice call to the phone and fax to the fax machine?
I'd be really grateful for any help.
on 15-04-2013 22h38
No there isn't a device that does what you're asking.
If someone rings you, you would need to answer the phone before the fax does otherwise the caller will just hear a dial up modem type noise.
This is why most companies, well those who still do faxes have a dedicated line for them.
16-04-2013 7h56 - edited 16-04-2013 7h59
Some fax machines have a built in faxswitch, you would plug your phone into the fax machine. A call comes in, the machine answers the call, if it is not a fax it will ring the phone plugged into the machine. If it is a fax it will get printed out.
A quick google found stand alone fax switches (amazon?) for around £49