I am thinking of getting either a Nokia N95, E5 or X6
Would anyone like to comment please ?
I have read some reviews on different websites, but I often wonder if
they are honest or just rantings of the mad few
IME, people who like these things just get on with it, while the ones
that don't rant.
If I ever find a replacement for my Nokia 9500, I'll be happy. It *must*
do fax, and the services that send me an e-mail saying "You've got a
fax, please check your e-mail" are no use at all.
Into that handy HP Laserjet ovet there, as long as it's got the IR
enabled. As I found out by accident in a random office a few years ago.
I've seen a Canon BJC-70 driver for it, too.
Or, I can just forward it to that handy fax machine over there.
Why do several things when one will do?
If you scan a document (Say a rough sketch or a draft contract) in,
convert it to a graphics file, attach it to an e-mail, then send me the
e-mail, I need to download the e-mail, open it in the appropriate
application and then print the attachment, assuming you've sent it in a
compatible format that I can read. Or you could just put it into your
fax machine, dial my fax number, and it comes out of my fax machine at
the same time, give or take a few seconds, without all the faffing about
in the middle. You also *know* that I have received it, as my fax
machine sends a confirmation code on successful reception.
Assuming a tenner an hour, transmitting an e-mail with a scanned
attachment costs both of us about a quid, whereas sending a fax costs
both of us pennies. A few seconds for you to to out the document in,
dial the number and walk away while the fax is sent, and walk back a
while later to collect the confirmation slip, and I walk over to the fax
machine when it beeps to let me know there's a fax.
Me, my solicitor, our traffic office......
Anyone who needs to get an accurate, traceable copy of a document from
here to there more or less instantly. People will act on a fax
immediately, and if the original is "in the post" many companies will
take a fax a proof that a contract exists.
There are one heck of a lot of fax machines still out there in regular
use, which is why Canon still do the cartridges for their inkjet faxes
from the late 90s, while they dropped the ink cartridges for the same
age printers years ago.
No, I was genuinely curious as to who still did.
Most written material is now computer generated, so sending it as an
attachment is no big deal.
And because digital; signatures are so easy to forge even with faxes,
there is nothing more legally acceptable about a fax. If you want real
signatures you need to get a a piece of paper signed in front of a
legal beagle to witness it. And sent by snail mail or equivalent.
On Tue, 28 Jun 2011 16:35:34 +0100, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Aye, though the witness can be anybody who knows you really are who
you are proporting to be and has not other interest in the
I don't know if a FAX can be considered legally binding, it's pretty
easy to forge the numbers that are printed on the page(s). I'm sure
if FAX was legally binding conveyancing would still be using telex to
say the funds have been moved etc and yes you can hand the keys
over... Telex can ask the far end for it's identity and get a
response back, it's not easy to change the numbers given by that
response. AFAIK the "transission report" that a FAX machine prints
out only contains the numbers it has been locally told to use (it's
number and/or the number it called) it doesn't contain anything that
it has obtained from the far end.
The telex modems that we used to use had PROMs with the answerback, a BT
Puma(?) that I rescued from a skip allowed me to change it from the
keyboard, once I'd figured out how to get it into config mode.
But certainly as you say, with fax, you can essentially change it at
will, call by call.
Wha', fax machine? I use ours (Canon MX700 printer/scanner/fax) to ask
for my monthly prescription.
I also needed it to reliably send a request to Wells Fargo Bank to
transfer some dosh from one account to another.
Freaking Septic banks. The *only* way I could get dosh from WFB back to
the UK was to write a WFB $ cheque and go down to my bank and present it
for deposit. No problem - they give you a particular form to complete to
go with it, and the dosh appears. Astonishing.
"That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed,
The problem with these personal views is that they are often completely
contradictory. One owner will say that the particular handset is the best
thing since sliced bread - and another will say that it's terrible.
I have a Nokia 5800 Xpress Music and I bought it mainly for the free satnav
(which is very good!). I have had the phone for a couple of years now and it
has been trouble free and I like it a lot. I have no experience of the three
phones that you are considering and so cannot help you there.
I have a N95, and in general am pleased with it. The camera is good - but
not quite as good as the figures suggest.
Main complaint is the buttons are rather small for my fingers.
The sat nav tends to have problems 'seeing' a satellite. This could be a
problem with my particular set, as it's also a bit fussy about picking up
a Wi-Fi signal. The radio, however, works pretty well.
*Why is it that rain drops but snow falls?
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
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