He has a Win 7 PC broadband connected, he also has a multi-function printer which is capable of faxing (I think). When they move in the near future they'll likely go DECT for telephones and wireless cards for their desktop PCs as the study will be nowhere the single telephone point and they have no wish to run cables around the place. Speed will not be an issue as their internet requirements are pretty basic.
We've been over to them this afternoon and were talking about options to enable him to send a fax when they've moved. As far as I can see there are 4 (perhaps more) options:
- Continue as now and use a nearby public fax facility. Could become problematic as they get older and perhaps less mobile
- Either get a long telephone extension lead and connect the printer to it, or move the multi-function printer temporarily to by the telephone point, and send the fax - so far the printer has not been used to send a fax so this may be difficult as, increasingly, my friend's memory let's him down
- Subscribe to an on-line fax service and thus send the document to them who forward it to the destination telephone number. What's the cost of these? Are there free such services?
- Connect the PC to a modem, connect the modem to the telephone line and use Winfax. How does one so connect in a DECT environment?
We have more and more laws, and less and less enforcement