Brother printer model tt support digital line fax & use same cartridge as DCP-J315W

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I shifted to a place where we don't use analog phone lines anymore & the Telco told me the fax machine
must be one that support digital line.

My old DCP-J315W Brother printer just broke during shifting & I m left with a lot of ink cartridges.
I like Brother as they give 3 yrs warranty here.

Can anyone suggest Brother models that use same cartridge at J315W & cud support digital line?
If there's none that support digital line, at least it can support eFax software for sending/receiving.
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RaminTechnical Advisor

Commented:
all these:
Brother printer J315W DCP J125, DCP J140W, DCP J315W, DCP J515W

Commented:
Brother LC39 Cartridges are compatible with the followings ..


Brother DCPJ125      Brother DCPJ315W      Brother DCPJ515W
Brother MFCJ220      Brother MFCJ265W      Brother MFCJ410
Brother MFCJ415W       

thanks

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Any of the models above support digital line fax or eFax ?
RaminTechnical Advisor

Commented:
it sounds like you can not have eFax ability and your old Cartridges together, you have to select between them.  

Try this link:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28148778/Printers-that-support-fax-to-email.html

Author

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What about laptop connecting to the digital line (it's an RJ45 connector) : any solution to enable me to
send fax & receive fax (without Brother MFC/printer) by connecting laptop to the digital line?

Think the broken DCP has an RJ11 for analog fax
Natty GregIn Theory (IT)
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brother mfc-j625dw will work with your digital line, this what I've been using since 2008 with my Magic-Jack, just put a filter into the printer then plug the line in. as for the donate or recycle that is what I did when I change printer
This sounds like you moved to a VOIP system. What phones are you using (Band/Model)?

The protocols used to send Fax over VOIP are T.38 or fax over G.711:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.38
http://www.allaboutfoip.com/g711.html

You can use an old analog fax by attaching an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) between the fax and the ethernet VOIP line.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_telephone_adapter

An ATA like this Planet VIP-156PE for $79 may work with your fax and your new phone service. See if your service provider can tell you what fax protocols it supports over VOIP.
https://smile.amazon.com/Planet-VIP-156PE-802-3af-Telephony-Adapter/dp/B00YV42ED2/
As for using your laptop, there's software that will send/receive faxes over VOIP:
http://www.t38faxvoip.com/

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I have no idea what protocol I have at this new place but I'm certainly using the old
Panasonic analog phone with an ATA adaptor.

Thanks for the great replies
Yeah, we have a postage meter with an analog modem hooked up to an ATA at work, and it works well enough for that. The Planet VIP-156PE I linked to supports both fax VOIP protocols, and a few other VOIP protocols.

You could try hooking an analog fax up to the ATA you currently have to see if it works.

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