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Fax with a Bluetooth GSM (Nokia 6600) in Panther Network
You want to fax documents with your Bluetooth-enabled Mac and GSM? This works great for me, so read on:

Preparation
  • Open "Bluetooth Serial Utility" in the Applications/Utilities-folder.
  • Press the New-button, fill in an appropriate name like "FaxNokia6600".
  • Select Outgoing for Port Direction.
  • Select the (already paired) Bluetooth device with the, let me guess, "Select Device..."-button. If you want, select Authentication or Encryption checkboxes.
  • Set Port Type to Modem.
  • Okay the settings and quit the application.
Usage
  • Use the Print-button, and select "Fax...".
  • Select the appropriate modem (e.g. "FaxNokia6600") from the list, fill in the blanks and you're off faxing.
Notes:
There's a default "Bluetooth-Modem" model created, but it is not paired to my GSM so it doesn't work. Any ideas how I can make my model the Default one? (Like you can do with Printers)
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Fax with a Bluetooth GSM (Nokia 6600) in Panther
Authored by: mozart11 on Mar 19, '04 01:04:31PM

I use my Titanium to dial my SE Z600 (not the 6600) to connect to the internet via GPRS with AT&T. Works fine.

I would love to get this Fax hint to work with this phone to fax, but I can't seem to get. My phone is always paired. I use it with iSync and Salling Clicker.

When I create a new profile in Bluetooth Serial Utility. Create one and have the option of Modem or RS-232. Then I'm forced to choose Select device. I do and see the Z600 selected. But now I'm I'm forced to select one of the following:
OBEX File Transfer
Dial-up Networking
Voice Getway
Serial Port 1
Serial Port 2
OBEX Objuct Push
IrMC Synchronization
HF Voice gateway
OBEX Basic Imaging

I've tried some without success. Is there something I'm missing?



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Fax with a Bluetooth GSM (Nokia 6600) in Panther
Authored by: mikeap on Mar 19, '04 01:33:53PM

My setup is just the same as above except I have a T616. What do I choose. When I choose one of the settings (eg serial port 2), the phone starts to dial for a second but then stops and the fax goes to a hold mode.
Please advise. This hint sounds amazing. I'd love to get it to work.



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One answer to Nimitz question.
Authored by: mikeap on Mar 19, '04 01:59:49PM

To answer your last question Nimitz, go to Print Setup Utility, and from one of the pull down menus, choose Fax List. From there you can select/unselect and delete fax profiles.



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Fax with a Bluetooth GSM (Nokia 6600) in Panther
Authored by: germuska on Jun 01, '04 06:19:46PM

on this page at oreillynet.com, some users indicate that you must contact your phone service provider to enable faxing.

For t-mobile (my provider), it would be an additional $9.99/month. Not worth it to me.



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Fax with a Bluetooth GSM (Nokia 6600) in Panther
Authored by: DrAutomata on Mar 19, '04 02:02:48PM

I believe you have to have a different type of account to do this. There are two ways to connect to the internet via a GSM phone. One is dialing over GSM, the other (GPRS) just sends packets. From what I understand, when you "dial" you are actually using a remote modem out there somewhere. Your account has to be flagged to be able to do this.

Anyway, I know that is not the best explanation but I think there is a lot of confusion in general surrounding these technologies. I can't even get a straight answer out of my cellular provider.



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