Fax modem?

Jonathon Suggs jsuggs at murmp.com
Fri Nov 2 18:45:01 CET 2007

Just FYI, I'm about 97% positive that the ability to send faxes over GSM
is dependent upon the carrier.  In the case of T-Mobile (USA) you have
to call customer support and have them enable it.  I believe that there
is also a monthly charge as well (maybe ~$5/month).

Other carriers might be different, and it might "just work" but at least
here stateside then are going to nickel and dime you as much as they
can.  Besides, doesn't that require some out of band signalling (or
something similar that isn't in the base GSM spec)?

OT, does anybody actually still use fax machines?


-----Original Message-----
From: pHilipp Zabel <philipp.zabel at gmail.com>
To: Leon Stringer <leon.stringer at ntlworld.com>
Cc: gsmd-devel at lists.openmoko.org
Subject: Re: Fax modem?
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 18:04:30 +0100

On 11/2/07, Leon Stringer <leon.stringer at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Sorry if this off topic noise but I'm not sure where to ask this. (Please feel free to point me in the right direction).
> Is there any chance of getting fax modem capabilities out of a Moko device?
> We have an application requiring a Bluetooth fax modem. Manufacturer support for fax modems in new devices appears to be zero at the moment.
> Is fax modem support out of the question for Moko/Neo devices too?
> Thanks in advance,
> Leon...

The list of supported AT Commands
(http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Hardware:AT_Commands) seems to include
the Fax Class 2.0 commands. Did anybody try using sendfax


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