When sending an outbound fax, specific fax recipients may expect to receive the fax extension after a pause, once the base fax number is received. This article provides information about the usage of dot or comma in inserting a pause while dialing the fax number.
GFI FaxMaker allows inserting a pause in the form of a dot or a comma. One or more dots/commas can increase the length of the pause, which is measured in seconds. Here are examples of fax addresses which make use of the pause in the dial string:
In all the examples above, the device will pause after dialing 003569923152. The device will dial 222 after the pause. The length of the pause depends on the device being used.
- When sending a fax from the GFI FaxMaker FAX Message form, you will need to use the dot. The comma is not supported.
- GFI FaxMaker allows using a pause symbol in a dial string. However, the fax device / PBX who handles the T30 protocol needs to translate the pause symbol into a pause tone.