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[hylafax-users] Faxing via a calling card
The long-distance calling in our locale is strange enough for the use of
calling cards to be dramatically cheaper, than simply dialing 1-AREA-NUMBER.
Can HylaFax be configured to prefix dialing with calling cards?
Unfortunately, these are somewhat involved, as they are geared towards
(price-conscious) humans dialing. It has to go through something like:
1. Dial 1-800-CALLING.
2. Wait for voice response (or just sleep for a few seconds, as
that's almost always sufficient).
3. Press one for English.
4. Dial the card number.
5. Sleep through the robot reading out loud, how much money is left
on the card.
6. Dial the desired fax number.
7. Sleep through the robot reading, how many minutes of talking the
above-mentioned funds can buy for this number.
8. Await connection and the remote fax' response.
I have written a simple program (in Tcl) that helps my parents call
people this way via a modem (it tells them, when to pick up the
handset). It, actually, is more convenient for them, than even a regular
phone would be even with straightforward dialing (redialing is
easier)... They now want to be able to fax the same way. Can this be
done without (substantial) changes to HylaFax' internals? Thanks,
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