I'm in North America, and our phone system here uses ten digits forLoonie said:A few weeks ago I had no problems with the Fax and Scan out to about 50
miles, in Ireland.
Now I want to fax to USA and am having problems. I had no problems
loading the files and images into Fax and Scan but the phone number
system seems to be a mess. I want to send a fax to 001 636-349-xxxx but
the Fax and Scan prog keeps telling me that I have to install a printer
"This machine is not connected to the Fax Printer on the selected Fax
Server." Why should I have a Fax Server? I do have a Zoom Fax modem.
Could it be that the internet modem is interfering? I had no faxing
problems a few weeks ago when faxing locally and the internet modem is
in the same state.
long distance. That's the basic identifier. 636-349-xxxx
Now, if I want to "direct dial" the number, without operator assistance,
I put a "1" in front. So if I pick up the phone, and try
to reach that FAX machine, it would be 1-636-349-xxxx. I would
only be charged for connect time in minutes.
If I phone the operator, and ask him/her/it to dial 636-349-xxxx for
me, there would likely be some kind of charge for that. I can't remember
the last time I made an operator-assisted call. (I think we use those
for things like "collect" calls.)
Where you live, there may be a prefix to use, before dialing long
distance. And then, there may be some scheme to get your phone
system to recognize 636-349-xxxx as being a valid North American
long distance number.
You probably need to look in the Help for the Fax and Scan, and
see if it has a section on world-wide dialing.
Note that, in some cities now in North America, you have to dial all
ten digits, all of the time. At one time, we had the distinction of
"local dialing" 349-xxxx seven digits, to reach a person within the
same city. And dialing 636-349-xxxx was needed once you got outside
your own town or city. Where I live, the exchange ran out of numbers,
so now we have to use all ten digits when dialing locally. It's still
charged as a local call, but all ten digits are needed to make sure
the numbers are unique.