How to Use an All-in-One Fax Machine Without a Landline
Fax machines, once standard equipment in every office and many homes, still serve a function even though other communications technology has eclipsed them. Fax machines require a land line telephone to transmit data. If you don't have a land line, an all-in-one fax machine remains handy for its other purposes. You can use the machine to scan, make copies and print.
Use the machine to make black and white copies as if you were using a stand-alone photocopier.
Make color copies of documents, if your machine permits color copying. Color photocopies are ideal for formal presentations, business reports or other materials that benefit from a professional touch.
Use the machine to can scan copies of your documents, then save them onto your hard drive and transfer them via e-mail attachment. This way, your all-in-one fax machine can still function indirectly as a two-way communications device even without a land line.
Use the machine as a printer. Send your documents from your computer to the fax machine and select the machine's "print" button once the document has been transferred.
Sign up for a service like eFax, a type of online fax/email hybrid. You can link your machine to a cable modem or DSL and send and receive faxes.