FAX and Linx

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Ben3000
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FAX and Linx

Post by Ben3000 » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:47 pm

Hello All,

I was wondering if I could use a Linx to hook up a FAX machine to Ooma. Of course I would subscribe to Ooma Premier so I could have two phone numbers. I plan to use one the numbers as a dedicated phone line and the second number as a dedicated FAX line.

As I have read through Ooma's support, it says that I need to get a HD3 handset which I do not need and want to avoid. I would rather buy a Linx than a handset.

Thanks for any help.

oomamaniacal
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Re: FAX and Linx

Post by oomamaniacal » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:17 am

You don't need to buy any HD3 handsets, but the Linx may not work well for faxing. If it does not, then I would recommend using the Linx for a dedicated voice line and wiring your fax machine to the Telo.
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Ben3000
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Re: FAX and Linx

Post by Ben3000 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:42 am

Thanks for the information.

How about if I buy two Linx units? One Linx as a dedicated phone line and the second Linx as a dedicated FAX line. Would this work?

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Re: FAX and Linx

Post by oomamaniacal » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:48 pm

You can use up to 4 Linx units per Telo. I use one for my second line which I feed into my cordless phone base station. I can therefore use as many handsets as my Panasonic allows.
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Ben3000
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Re: FAX and Linx

Post by Ben3000 » Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:58 pm

So, are you saying that if I buy two Linx units then I can have a dedicated line for phone and another dedicated line for FAX?

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Re: FAX and Linx

Post by oomamaniacal » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:03 pm

I have two lines and I fax with the feed going to the Telo. I don't know how well the Linx would work with your fax machine.
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