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Using your Blackberry to receive a fax

I'm a Realtor who comes across many Agents that still use the old fax. Does anyone out there know of an app that can enable your Blackberry to be connected to a fax machine and then to receive a fax transmission? Since I don't have a land line, I want to find out the Blackberry's ability to handle a fax before I buy one.
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Re: Using your Blackberry to receive a fax

One thing I learned while looking into a portable fax is that you cannot transmit fax data through cellphone carriers.

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Re: Using your Blackberry to receive a fax

there is an alternative way. You can buy a fax2email service. There are some provider. You subscribe to a fax number, and give it to people. When then send you a fax, the fax service gets it, processes it into an image (PDF or TIFF) and then it can be either sent to you byemail in realtime, or downloaded by you after logging to your account.

there are also other fax services that allow you to do the opposite : give them a document (word, PDF...), and they will send it to the fax number.



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