Help With Fax purchase Please

  Whaty 17:14 21 Nov 2006

I want to buy a dedicated Fax machine for under £100, reliabilty and I guess quality are the main criteria, speed isn't too important.

Try as I may I can't find any reviews or recommendations for Fax machines.

Can anyone comment on the three machines below or offer a better alternative:-

Philips Faxjet 365
Samsung SF360
Samsung SF365TP


  €dstowe 18:43 21 Nov 2006

Do you really need a FAX machine?

I have a business of over twenty office based employees and some on the road.

A few years ago the FAX machine was operating every few minutes. Now it sits there doing nothing from one week to another. I would think more than twice before replacing the machine if it died on me.

  anchor 11:44 22 Nov 2006

I had a Fax machine, but gave it up in favour of the Trinite, (now Nildram), "fax to e-mail" service. I only receive the occasional fax, and this suits me fine.

The faxes are sent to your specific 0870 number, and immediately re-sent as a tiff graphic to your e-mail address. I have used this for some years and find it most reliable.

click here

Sorry, cannot comment on any dedicated fax machines.

  Whaty 11:54 22 Nov 2006

Hmmm, food for thought... Thanks for your replies.


  Kate B 12:17 22 Nov 2006

The only reason I keep a fax machine is to get repeat prescriptions from my doctor, who has yet to join the 21st century. I can only get them by sending the request via snail mail, dropping it into the surgery or faxing it *bangs head on desk*

  GANDALF <|:-)> 12:25 22 Nov 2006

People still use faxes....gasp! /me faints


how twentieth century ;-))

  Carafaraday 12:37 22 Nov 2006

Whaty - I hope you don't mind me butting in to your thread. I just wondered whether with a fax to email service such as anchor suggests you can send as well as receive faxes?

  anchor 12:40 22 Nov 2006

Kate B: Same here. Don`t need the fax machine though; I send my repeat prescription requests from my PC using MS Word and Winfax.

Do the same for any other fax I need to send.

GANDALF: I often find a Fax better than e-mail. The recipient may, or may not, read e-mail, but with Fax they have a printed copy there and then in their office.

  anchor 12:49 22 Nov 2006

Carafaraday: No, the Nildram service does not offer the facility of sending fax by e-mail; it only receives them. However, I know of another that does:

click here

Quite expensive though; £6/month. Unless you send lots, cheaper to send them via your PC, as I do.

  Carafaraday 12:51 22 Nov 2006

anchor - thank you for your reply. Sorry to be dim but how do you 'send them from your pc'?

  Whaty 12:58 22 Nov 2006

In my case I require a Fax machine for documents that need signing. I can either Fax the document over, they sign it and fax back or, I e-mail it, they print it, sign it and then Fax back....

Wouldn't say there are hundreds but it is used every day (hence reliability and quality over speed).

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