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We used to own phones that doubled as a fax machine. Nowadays the printers can have the fax machines built in.

Do you find, with the advent of emails/smartphones, that you ever still receive or send a fax?

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Only when I have had to send something official to a government department and that has been the only option. I've had to search around for a friend who still has a fax machine. Other than that, I don't think they're in much use these days.

I think the last time I tried to fax something from work was a couple of months ago and it was so darn complicated with this new multi-fan-dangle machine that I couldn't work it out. I'm not bad with these things but this was just too hard for me. So I gave up, scanned it and emailed it. Sooo much easier to do.
No I never send a fax now.
Use too....and wasn't it a real pain!
Sometimes I had to phone the people, and say ''did you get the fax'' ?
I know I am not the only person to have to do that!

I have a fairly new laser printer, and I did need to use a fax not that long ago, and just could not work out how to do it on this new machine!

I believe some departments do not accept faxes and I know going through a divorce, the courts also did not.
by Finy
I have the facility but don't use much these days...
by Fran
hello yello :)
lovely pic
by jonaja
What's a fax machine?
As the only male reply I think we blokes think alike. I always ask people when told to fax. What is that?
by mailw
A fax machine is a machine that electronically sends a page (or pages) of information to another fax machine either via a telephone number or designated fax number. If sending using the telephone number the person on the other end receives a tone indicating a fax is wanting to be received and switches the phone to "fax" mode and the information comes through the fax machine, or automatically if it's a designated fax line. It's not as popular now as emails have taken over and supposedly emails were deemed to be the saviour of our forests.
by helga
Not for several years now, I tend to scan documents and email them if appropriate.

Helllllllp...my pic is too BIG (luckily it is a good one!) Will try to adjust
by Fran
LOL....it's fine :)
by jonaja
I've never personally used a fax machine. On the rare occasions when something has had to be faxed, I've taken it to get faxed at the shop.
by Vee
Yes. Several times a day I help people with faxing as I work in a public library

Its been some years since I used a fax machine. Agree with Jonaj, I've always had to call and ask if they received the fax
I've only used it twice in my life at a casual job. These days, we use the printer, scanner then email the document over.
Our printer has the fax capability but we never use it. Would rather scan and email.
Very rarely unless it is a official document.
In the last 5 years I only had to send one fax.
by AJ
The last time I used fax was when I was working. Not for personal use though.
I haven't needed to send a fax for personal communication in a long time. If necessary I can scan and email documents. I used to need to send faxes as part of my job.
Used to constantly at work. But no more, as have no need for one at home!
I used a fax machine regularly at work but since retiring I have no need as emails are my option now.
No, I haven't used 1 since my Volunteer job, that I left 3 years ago, (in 1 days time.)
by Miro
Yes I have used a fax machine, we have one at work which sometimes we need to send off ordersfor customers.
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