Faxes on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by plunar, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. plunar macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2003
    is it possible for iphone to send/receive faxes?
  2. plunar thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2003
    well, lawyers, bankers, doctors, and realtors all consider a faxed document equivalent to signed, posted documents.... but not emails or pdfs. this is something has real need and utility at this time, and the iPhone should support it. my old moto on verizon did...
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Wow, thats another weird request for a feature the iphone should have.
    But I dont think they'll ever bother with it. I think the device is gonna get better tech instead of doing decade old outdated tasks.
  4. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Yes there are plenty of websites that support sending receiving faxes. The iPhone will work with most of those.
  5. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2007
    this is a thing of the past man.. get ur faxes to come to ur email address
  6. dangleheart macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    One can always take a photograph of the document using the iphone and email it straight from the iPhone. That should, atleast in some cases, as good as fax. The recipient can print the email attachment.

    I have tried this a couple of times with success. The main problem is getting the document to line up properly, the angle of holding the iphone and the placement of the documetn on a flat surface. If the document has folds in it, that is another challenge.

    Here is an opportunity for an iPhone app, a limited functionality image processing app, to clean up the photographed document before emailing.
  7. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    ...but how does that help you when you need to send a fax and only a fax will do?:confused:

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