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Re: [efax-users] How can I fax using a prepaid calling card?
- To: Paul Novak <pdnovak@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- From: Ed Casas <edc@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [efax-users] How can I fax using a prepaid calling card?
- Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 08:37:47 -0700
For occasional use you can set up the call manually and use the option
'-m' instead of the phone number.
If you want to do this automatically, the following entry from the
(unpublished) FAQ might help:
Q: is it possible to send some DTMF tones after the connection
has been established? Is it possible to define the pause/wait
I'm facing to a problem, when we dial a fax machine with efax
which is "behind" an IVR/PBX with extension number collection.
The scenario would look like:
1. I dial the number A, IVR/PBX pickes up the line
2. after some waitings [configurable] I send the
extension B [which can be some digits long]
3. IVR/PBX collects those digits and switches the call to
the right fax extension
4. fax transmission starts....
My problem is that when I dial the number, there is no way to
wait a bit and send the extension number.
A: This can be done by using special characters in the dial string.
For most modems, a ',' in the dial string makes the modem pause
for 2 seconds. For example, if A=555-1234 and B=123 and you need
a 4-second pause, then dialing the number "555-1234,,123" would
do what you need. The pause time can be changed, typically in
0.1s increments, by setting an S-register.
Check your modem's 'AT' command reference for more details.
If you need to wait for a second dial tone you can use 'W' in the
appropriate place in the dial string.
Ed Casas edc@xxxxxxx http://www.cce.com
Paul Novak wrote:
> I'd like to use efax to send a fax using a prepaid calling card to dial
> the receiving fax machine. This prepaid calling card works where
> I call a local number, wait for answer and listen to a short recorded
> message, and then dial the real number I want to call followed by
> a '#'.
> I have a Hayes external Sportster modem that accepts all of AT commands.
> I think I just don't know how to use them correctly :-)
> Could someone tell me if and how I can use efax to correctly dial the fax number
> using a prepaid calling card as described above?
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