Send a fax manually from a phone
You can send a fax from a telephone on the same phone line if you prefer to use the
keypad on your phone, instead of the keypad on the control panel of the device. You
can do this by plugging in a phone into the 2–EXT port on the back of the device.
When you send a fax manually, you can hear the dial tones, telephone prompts, or
other sounds through the handset on your telephone. This makes it easy for you to
use a calling card to send your fax.
Depending on how the recipient has their fax machine set up, the recipient might
answer the phone, or the fax machine might take the call. If a person answers the
phone, you can speak with the recipient before sending the fax. If a fax machine
answers the call, you can send the fax directly to the fax machine when you hear the
fax tones from the receiving fax machine.
To send a fax manually from a phone
1. Load your originals. For additional information, see
This feature is not supported if you load your originals on the glass.
You must load your originals in the document feeder tray.
2. Dial the number by using the keypad on the phone that is connected to the device.
Do not use the keypad on the control panel of the device when
manually sending a fax. You must use the keypad on your phone to dial the
Send a fax
3. If the recipient answers the telephone, you can engage in a conversation before
sending your fax.
If a fax machine answers the call, you will hear fax tones from the
receiving fax machine. Proceed to the next step to transmit the fax.
4. When you are ready to send the fax, press START FAX Black or START FAX
If prompted, select Send Fax, and then press START FAX Black or
START FAX Color again.
If you were speaking with the recipient before sending the fax, inform the recipient
that they should press Start on their fax machine after they hear fax tones.
The telephone line is silent while the fax is transmitting. At this point, you can hang
up the telephone. If you want to continue speaking with the recipient, remain on
the line until the fax transmission is complete.