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Question by  Allhallowseve (32)

Should I get a fax machine for my home?


Answer by  BoeZoe (136)

If you need to process alot of paper work at home, a combo unit that acts as a printer, fax, copier & scanner unit can be useful if you have a computer. If you operate with a cell phone only & have no home phone, then a fax is useless.


Answer by  user71 (796)

With email and pdf files, the fax machine is quickly becoming obsolete. Unless you are doing business with people who rely heavily on fax, you probably don't need one.


Answer by  Don73 (90)

Deciding to get a fax machine for your home really depends on your useage. If you currently work from home, owner your own business or just send large amounts of documents through the mail that you would rather not send over the web, a fax machine is probably a good idea.


Answer by  Riley (765)

Fax machines can be very helpful if you have one at home but to install one properly you should have a separate line for the machine. You can use the same phone line you have now but if you get a lot of calls it becomes very troublesome.


Answer by  iggylizard (352)

There really is no reason to need a fax machine for home use unless you are running a large business out of your home. Most things can be faxed online now with an online fax service instead.


Answer by  harry67 (53)

No need. In my experience, fax machines are rather obsolete, and even if you need one, there are online services that do the same work for you all online and without the need of yet another machine!


Answer by  spragoo (1500)

I would only get a fax machine for your home if you are going to use it. If you only need to fax something twice a year I would not.


Answer by  angiem1981 (1059)

If you work exclusively from home, then yes it is recommended. Those who work outside the home may also benefit by being able to complete and submit documents from the house. There are many documents that do not involve work that you must often fax and many places charge a minimum of $2. 50 to do so, get a printer/fax combo.

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