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Fax machine - yes or no

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TheSnowFairy Mon 30-Oct-17 17:40:39

I don't use a fax machine, ever. There isn't one at work either.

My Dr has just asked me to fax over my request for a repeat prescription confused Seemed surprised I didn't have easy access to fax.

So, do you ever use a fax machine - yay or nay?

Fosterdog123 Mon 30-Oct-17 17:41:36

Not for many years.

AlexanderHamilton Mon 30-Oct-17 17:41:43

Yes we have one at work but not at home.

Nikephorus Mon 30-Oct-17 17:42:56

Nope - I used to have a fax number provided by a service who would send the fax by email to me but I even gave that up as no-one used it. Scan & email is what goes now.

MongerTruffle Mon 30-Oct-17 17:42:57

I have never, in my entire life, used a fax machine.

Scribblegirl Mon 30-Oct-17 17:46:36

Yes but I work in the legal industry, which, despite being at pains to describe itself as 'innovative', is still a bit iffy on service of documents via email <rolls eyes>

LoniceraJaponica Mon 30-Oct-17 17:47:36

Can you not email instead?

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Mon 30-Oct-17 17:48:27

Even the civil service has abandoned gfax machines! last year

FlexTimeCheekyFucker Mon 30-Oct-17 17:48:54

God no. Not for years. It's scan and email now. Bless.

Aquamarine1029 Mon 30-Oct-17 17:48:58

Does your doctor think it's 1992?

BenLui Mon 30-Oct-17 17:49:18

Haven’t used one for years.

Surely you can email it instead?

Interestingly I read that faxes are still popular in Japan, something to do with the importance of handwritten signatures there.

SilverSpot Mon 30-Oct-17 17:49:46

Work just got rid of fax machines last year. No one. Absolutely NO ONE uses fax machines any more.

Beequeeny Mon 30-Oct-17 17:50:01

Not for about 20 years. Just take a photo on your phone and email it

HotelEuphoria Mon 30-Oct-17 17:50:16

Scan and email now, faxes were new when I started work, in 1985!

Glumglowworm Mon 30-Oct-17 17:50:58

Yes at work but we've finally caught up with the 21st century and can send and receive things by email now that we used to fax. We still insist on old fashioned post for some things though.

dangermouseisace Mon 30-Oct-17 17:51:55

I have to use fax for confidential docs as standard email isn't secure enough apparently.

IAmTheDragon Mon 30-Oct-17 17:52:22

Scan and email - Dr probably just had a brain fart and used the wrong word!

PantPlot Mon 30-Oct-17 17:53:12

Faxing lol.

Did they want you to page them when it was done as well?

Biggreygoose Mon 30-Oct-17 17:53:38

There are email to fax services available.

madamginger Mon 30-Oct-17 17:55:13

Every day, I work in Pharmacy and I send about 50 faxes a day, which is probably why your GP wants a fax.

TheSnowFairy Mon 30-Oct-17 17:55:30

lonicera and everyone else who recommended emailing - I did ask but they said the choices were either to fax, or to go down there and fill in the request slip.

Aqua - Does your doctor think it's 1992?

Runzilla Mon 30-Oct-17 17:56:02

I use one every day at work (the NHS). I couldn't believe my eyes when I was shown around the office on my first day.

HoobleDooble Mon 30-Oct-17 17:56:02

We still use one at work, but I think we in the minority. My dad still refers to facsimiles and asks me if I can photostat things for him (I usually ask if he wants it done onto foolscap, just to play along) grin

amazingtracy Mon 30-Oct-17 17:57:06

ah.....I'd think it a very quaint request.

AtiaoftheJulii Mon 30-Oct-17 17:59:19

Yup, NHS worker here and I fax stuff every week if not quite every day. Mostly to GPs. They like things in writing.

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