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need a fax modem
Posted by: dmag
Date: August 18, 2010 11:27AM
Hi,

Need a tip on a fax modem of all things.

I didn't order an internal fax modem when I bought my MacbookPro because I never thought I'd need it. I've just been informed that I do.

We need to send out price adjustments and new product announcements to a boatload of clients on a monthly basis. Since postal rates are up again and e-mail open rates are abysmal, I'm being asked to fax them.

I see a good app for this, Page Sender, but I have no idea on what is out there for Mac modems, and which is best. I remember that we ran through numerous modems back in the day, because they were generally full of problems.

Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: need a fax modem
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: August 18, 2010 11:30AM
Doesn't Apple make one?
I'd go with that.





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Re: need a fax modem
Posted by: Trouble
Date: August 18, 2010 11:32AM
Why not use an electronic fax service instead?
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Re: need a fax modem
Posted by: testcase
Date: August 18, 2010 11:34AM
From the "Print" command, I believe you can change a drop down box to "Fax". There are online fax services or, you can buy the Apple USB modem and then connect to a standard RJ11 phone jack.
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Re: need a fax modem
Posted by: dmag
Date: August 18, 2010 11:40AM
Just saw something on OWC, Zoom Model 3095 V.92 USB Mini External Modem. Anybody know if it's good?

The Mac modem is listed at $159, but it's nowhere to be found at the Apple Store. Search keeps leading me to the Airport Extreme base station, which has nothing to do with faxing.

Thanks.
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Re: need a fax modem
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: August 18, 2010 11:42AM
The Apple modem is getting harder to find.

If you have an All-in-One printer/Fax, you can Print>Fax through that.....but then that is why you are asking for a modem.

You could by a cheap stand alone fax for what you would pay for the Apple modem if you found one.

You could also use internet faxing for a fee.

Here is one of the Apple USB Modems
[www.dvwarehouse.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/18/2010 11:43AM by Ken Sp..
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Re: need a fax modem
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: August 18, 2010 12:15PM
I would go with internet faxing as well. those apple modems are kind of flaky.




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Re: need a fax modem
Posted by: kj4btkljv
Date: August 18, 2010 01:10PM
Apple doesn't make the USB modem anymore.

But, there's a very good alternative - USRobotics high performance v.92 FAX Modem, model 5637

[www.google.com]

I have one, and it works great, under Tiger with PageSender FAX anyway.

Jeff
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Re: need a fax modem
Posted by: Drew
Date: August 18, 2010 01:16PM
I didn't know that Apple doesn't make a USB modem any more! There are a bunch on eBay.
[shop.ebay.com]

I use an Apple USB modem in conjunction with PageSender, as my business clients require it. No problems, works well.
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Re: need a fax modem
Posted by: dmag
Date: August 18, 2010 01:22PM
Great response. Thanks.

I didn't know they had stopped making them. Guess I'll have to find out if they'll work under Leopard.
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Re: need a fax modem
Posted by: IronMac
Date: August 18, 2010 02:24PM
Yep, Apple gave up on their modem a couple of years back. I've been looking into one for quite a while now because my parents' place does not have high speed Internet.

Look on Amazon and check out the Zoom external USB modem, that's the one I would most likely get because a buyer there used it under 10.6.
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Re: need a fax modem
Posted by: Buzz
Date: August 18, 2010 02:48PM
So what is this 'fax modem' of which you speak?
I vaguely recall some such thing in the late 1980's; any relation?

nono smiley



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Re: need a fax modem
Posted by: dmag
Date: August 18, 2010 02:50PM
smiling smiley
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Re: need a fax modem
Posted by: dmag
Date: August 19, 2010 08:03AM
Went to Best Buy and they had a Zoom fax modem for $49. Read about 40 online reviews for it and people generally say it works. I'll post the results in case anyone else has the same need.

Thanks for the help.
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