Help w/using a PC for a fax and answering machine

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  1. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    Sorry for the stupid question but I have not dealt with modems or any related software for a long time.

    My dad's fax is getting a little old and I think I have finally convinced him to use his PC for faxing - this is easy enough as I'll just turn on WinXP's fax feature.

    The question I have is, can I also use his PC to get rid of his answering machine? I have seen voicemail programs before but I think they needed voice modems - is there any software that I can use for voicemail if all I have is a simple modem and use the soundcard for the sound or do I have to have a sound enabled modem?

    TIA
     
  2. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Hm, I'd be interested in this too. I remember a while back we played with the idea of using my mom's computer as an answering machine, but I don't remember why we decided not to. It's a pretty :cool: idea.
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    You have to have a voice modem. But they are so cheap now.
     
  4. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    ok, thanks, maybe I'll pick one up but I'll most likely just keep the answering machine he already has
     
  5. jorgito1

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    wtf...
     
  6. nsxrebel

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    WTF at you reviving a decade old thread. :ugh2:

    I did get a chuckle at the words: fax, answering machine, windows, xp. :rofl::mamoru:
     

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