8 - 2 T E L E P H O N E S E R V I C E S
Do You Have Voice Mail?
If you have Voice Mail on the phone line you on which will install your new
machine on, there is a strong possibility that Voice Mail and the fax machine
will conflict with each other while receiving incoming calls. However, this
Distinctive Ring feature allows the use of more than one number on your
line, so both Voice Mail and the fax machine can coexist peacefully. If each
one has a separate phone number, neither will interfere with the other’s work.
If you decide to get the Distinctive Ring Service from the telephone company,
you will need to follow the directions below to “register” the new Distinctive
Ring pattern they provided, so your fax machine can recognize its incoming
Before You Choose the Ring Pattern to Register
You can register only one Distinctive Ring pattern with the machine. Some ring
patterns cannot be registered. Please refer to some popular ring pattern examples
that will be provided from the phone company in the USA and Canada that are
shown in the Brother compatibility table below.
The fax machine will answer only calls to its registered number.
The first two rings are silent on the fax machine. This is because the fax must
«listen» to the ring pattern (compare it to the pattern that was “registered”).
(Other telephones on the line will ring.)
If you program the fax machine correctly, it will recognize the registered ring
pattern of the “fax number” within 2 ring patterns and then automatically answer
with a fax tone. When the “voice number” is called, the fax machine will not
interrupt the call.
You can change or cancel the Distinctive Ring pattern at any time. You can
switch it off temporarily and later turn it back on. When you get a new fax
number, make sure you reset this setting.
If the ring pattern the phone company provided cannot be registered by the fax,
please check for other available ring pattern choices from the phone
long - long
short - long - short
short - short - long
very long (normal pattern)