Who Uses a fax in this day and age

Old Feb 1, 2019, 7:52 am
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Who Uses a fax in this day and age

I recently flew RJ on a BA 125 ticket but the tier points / miles failed to appear. I visited the web site and RJ are not in the drop down list so it was print this form and fax it. I completed the form, copied the boarding pass as requested and approached the BA lounge agent to ask if I could use their fax, to which she retorted "Who Uses a fax in this day and age". to which I replied BA apparently. Eventually arrived in GF at T5 where I was able to fax but this seems so outdated in a modern age. Got to be a better solution in this era.
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 7:57 am
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I'm sitting right next to one at the moment.

Haven't a clue how it works...the wife does though.
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 8:00 am
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I suspect there was frantic facsimile activity before 11pm yesterday evening.
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 8:00 am
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The NHS too, though this is changing by Government decree...
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 8:20 am
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Communication to the FDA in the US must be by FAX....
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 8:22 am
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Some email programmes allow you to send an email as a fax.
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 8:23 am
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The National Severe Weather Warning Service is still distributed by fax (though it can also be done via email and SMS) and I've been getting regular updates by fax in recent hours. As a hill farmer, where internet and mobile phone networks are not always reliable in bad weather, I can see they could still be saving lives.

https://www.northumberlandgazette.co...gedy-1-1400700
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 8:28 am
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Originally Posted by marshy11
I suspect there was frantic facsimile activity before 11pm yesterday evening.
@marshy11 curious as to why?
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 8:33 am
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Originally Posted by BAEC

@marshy11 curious as to why?
Legally binding documents on transfer deadline day, I would guess.
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by BAEC

@marshy11 curious as to why?
"Transfer deadline day". Football clubs use fax amongst other methods. Although it is being retired a lot still have it as a preferred method to deal.
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 9:03 am
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Mainly Marriott, apparently.

Last time I was asked to fax something in by BA I spoke to a customer service agent who sent me to a webpage where you can actually upload documents instead of having to fax. Not sure why they're still not linking to the page - this must have been 5 years ago.
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 9:18 am
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As many of my clients are hospitals, I find myself using fax significantly more often than I'd like to. I've also found it to be rather popular in Japan.
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 9:23 am
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I have just ‘retired’ my last Fax-capable printer. I must say I rarely needed it, but there were certainly some organisations who preferred this method. Nowadays it seems to be ‘scan & email’, although that may not be quite as robust as just shoving the image down a telephone line.

Of course the one great benefit of Fax was delivery to a dedicated ‘phone line, instead of (as now) exposing an e-mail address.
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 9:25 am
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Lots of companies still rely on fax. I just bought a new one last week.
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Old Feb 1, 2019, 9:27 am
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I have a 21 year old, larger than a microwave, one that still sits on my counter. It shares a phone line with my business, so I unplug it when not faxing out. I switched to an online fax scheme 5 years ago, which delivers it by email. This covers the 3-4 faxes I get per year, without needed a seperate line. Heck, at one time I even had a tollfree number that spelled out something for the fax.

The reason its unplugged, is if the electricity goes out, when it comes back on it changes the pickup mode, and customers after hours just get the fax tone instead of voicemail.
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