Telecom (Phone, Fax, E-mail)/Fax Machine Issue


My fax machine is connected to my phone landline.  I am trying to send a fax . I am entering a 1, an area code, and the phone number of the place I want the fax sent to. I get a error message from the phone company operator asking for an access code in order to send the fax. I don't know what this access code is.  I haven't had a problem in the past sending faxes from my fax machine  Can you tell me what I have to do in order to send faxes in the future. Thank you


There should be no difference in sending a fax as in dialing any long distance phone number.  I am not aware of any special access code originating from the phone company unless you use a long distance carrier that has a different requirement.  Most likely, there is a long distance access code from your place of work; the company I work at has this and it's a pain to get long distance faxes to work because of it.

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Stephen W. Leslie


Expertise in finding and selecting lower cost in-state and interstate long distance plans for businesses of all sizes and individuals. Contract features and billing practices to watch out for when selecting long distance phone service. How to avoid monthly minimum fees and find the best "800" service. Most useful for small-medium businesses and seniors but can also provide advice and suggestions to larger businesses. Questions should be limited to selection of carrier, not technical issues of service.


I have been working in this area as a consumer advocate for several years. Began as a challenge to help some local seniors save some money, but has become more of a crusade. Virtually all standard phone companies' long distance service is overpriced, particularly in high cost states such as Nevada, Arizona and Missouri. Have published a consumer's guide to longer distance phone service in major newspapers.

10 years of post-graduated training in science and technology field. Highly skilled in computer and IT. Developed and runs a large, national clinical research database. Researcher in clinical studies in collaboration with Harvard and Wake Forest Universities.

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National Community Service Leadership Award for Community Service activities.

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