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Postby CBBB » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:01 pm

Let's see how clever you buggers are out there!

Have any of you successfully set up FOIP (Fax Over IP) in Cyprus?

I have contacted loads of IT companies, ISP's, and large organisations, which should know how to do it, or should be using it, but I can't find a single installation on the island.

Everyone seems to convert the VOIP signal to analogue and feeds it in to a FAX machine, which seems a bit daft when with FOIP you can deliver it by email!

So?
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Re: FOIP

Postby Sotos » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:52 pm

What is the benefit of having such thing anyway? Why not just use email?
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Re: FOIP

Postby CBBB » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:10 pm

Sotos wrote:What is the benefit of having such thing anyway? Why not just use email?


There are still luddites out there that use faxes. There are also legal reasons, but I can't be arsed to go into that.
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Re: FOIP

Postby Sotos » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:53 pm

If our telcos here do not provide FOIP then you could try a service such as http://www.myfax.com/ They give you a Cyprus Toll Free number (800) (I checked some other services but they didn't have Cyprus numbers) and when somebody sends you a fax at that number the fax comes to you as an email attachment. Similarly you can use email attachments to send faxes to anywhere you want... and I assume to the recipient it would appear that the fax came from your 800 number. They have a free trial if you want to try it out...
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Re: FOIP

Postby CBBB » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:13 am

Sotos wrote:If our telcos here do not provide FOIP then you could try a service such as http://www.myfax.com/ They give you a Cyprus Toll Free number (800) (I checked some other services but they didn't have Cyprus numbers) and when somebody sends you a fax at that number the fax comes to you as an email attachment. Similarly you can use email attachments to send faxes to anywhere you want... and I assume to the recipient it would appear that the fax came from your 800 number. They have a free trial if you want to try it out...


Thanks for looking, but I did know about these services. The telcos supposedly provide the correct protocols for FOIP, it is just no one has managed to get it to work, and a lot have tried!
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