Welcome to EDAboard.com

Welcome to our site! EDAboard.com is an international Electronic Discussion Forum focused on EDA software, circuits, schematics, books, theory, papers, asic, pld, 8051, DSP, Network, RF, Analog Design, PCB, Service Manuals... and a whole lot more! To participate you need to register. Registration is free. Click here to register now.

Register Log in

fax using mobile GPRS PDA

Status
Not open for further replies.

weiwei2

Member level 2
Joined
Jan 24, 2002
Messages
45
Helped
0
Reputation
0
Reaction score
0
Trophy points
1,286
Location
Malaysia
Activity points
304
fax for pda

i not sure is this achievable

send a fax through a GPRS PDA (i.e. O2). assuming there is such a software available (like winfax for PC) for the PDA

does the mobile service provider (the handphone company) need to add some service to their system to handle such a service, or nothing needs to be done?

as far as i know, winfax works for PC, coz it is connecting through a fixed line (and fixed line service provider supports fax)
 

ted

Full Member level 3
Joined
Mar 12, 2002
Messages
182
Helped
28
Reputation
56
Reaction score
24
Trophy points
1,298
Activity points
2,875
how to do fax using mobile gprs

The mobile operators seem to sell packages such as "GPRS with incuded FAX service"

See for example http://www.sonera.com/CDA.COM.ArticleFrame/0,1395,articleId=9216&hierarchyId=638,00.html

Also, the analog network fax solution uses modems, which are not suitable for the digital wireless phone network. Therefore one needs some kind of gateway between the GPRS and analog phone/fax.

One possibility is of course use an already existing internet based fax gateway servise such as efax.com or j2.com. If you have Internet access from that PDA, sending and receiving faxes should be easy. Such gateways provide fax service via e-mail. Efax offers free incoming fax -> e-mail service, and paying subscribers get a full two-way package. I have long experience with efax.com, and generally I have been quite satisfied. Btw. both companies are nowadays merged to /owned by j2.com.

The fax viewer program might be an issue, I do not know if it is available for every PDA.

Ted

p.s. I wonder what this discussion does under Microwave and RF..... I guess it should be moved to another forum?
 

weiwei2

Member level 2
Joined
Jan 24, 2002
Messages
45
Helped
0
Reputation
0
Reaction score
0
Trophy points
1,286
Location
Malaysia
Activity points
304
don't know where to pu

dear Ted,

thanks :)
i also agreed this is somewhat not a right forum, but can't figure out which one is better

anyway, does it mean the handphone company can create such a gateway for us to send fax?


weiwei2
http://www.geocities.com/cheah_wei
 

sachinlan

Banned
Joined
May 13, 2005
Messages
32
Helped
1
Reputation
2
Reaction score
1
Trophy points
1,288
Activity points
0
You can browse internet using your GPRS mobile and a PC/Laptop. Wand while o internet using fax softwares available on net , u can send fax.
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Toggle Sidebar

Part and Inventory Search

Welcome to EDABoard.com

Sponsor

Top