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Can I use my mobile cell phone as a fax modem to send a fax?

Some models of mobile cell phones (eg. LG, Motorola, Samsung, Nokia) have the ability to connect to a Microsoft Windows based computer via a USB cable or a wireless Bluetooth connection and add a virtual fax modem that appears in the Phone & Modem settings of Microsoft Windows.

If your cell phone manufacturer provides a Modem driver for Microsoft Windows, you may be able to use your cell phone as a fax device if it supports one of the supported fax classes (Class 1, 1.0, 2, 2.0, or 2.1) and faxing is supported with your cell phone service provider.

With properly installed Windows drivers provided by the phone manufacturer, connecting the phone to the computer adds a modem device to the Windows Phone & Modem settings in Control Panel. FaxTalk fax software can use this device as a fax modem to send and receive faxes using your cell phone number.  This connection from the computer can be made via USB cable or Bluetooth (USB is recommended)

NOTE: Your cell phone service provider (eg. Sprint, AT&T, Rogers, Telus) must also support the ability to send and/or receive faxes. This may be an optional service that requires an additional subscription and/or data plan. Contact your cell phone provider for details.

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