Like millions of others, my wife recently found herself unemployed. In my efforts to help her, I offered to call the unemployment office for her, fully expecting a day’s worth of hold music before I finally connected and could hand it off to her.
I sat down at my desk, full of optimism and joy in being able to help my wife in whatever ways I could. This was quickly tempered as my first dialing attempt was met with a busy signal. Had I dialed the wrong number? A subsequent call was met the same way. While I didn’t mind listening to on-hold music all day, I wasn’t going to be able to endlessly dial, wait for a busy signal, end the call, redial, wait for a busy signal… The system was so overloaded, I couldn’t even connect to be placed on hold! Not about to walk back my offering …
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Wouldn’t you know it. As soon as we have sent our first fax, someone now wants to respond! Follow along as we quickly setup the means to receive faxes delivered as a PDF attachment via email.
It’ll be difficult to receive faxes if we don't have a Twilio Fax-Enabled number, so if you do not already have one, head on over and sign up for a free account.
Once you have registered, buy a phone number in the console. Be sure to select the Fax capability!
Search for a number that meets your region criteria then press buy.
It's nearly 2020 and can you believe that faxes are still alive?
Without fail, it seems that when the weather turns nasty, it's inevitable that we'll be forced to drive to the local business center and pay too much per sheet for what should just be an email.
Follow along as we utilize Twilio's fax enabled numbers and a simple web portal to send our own faxes, quickly and cost effectively, and from the comfort of your residence!
We'll be using a Twilio Programmable Fax number, Python 3, Flask, and the Twilio Python Helper library as our core requirements. Optionally, we'll add in Twilio SMS to receive the status of our submissions.
We're not going anywhere if we don't have a Twilio Fax-Enabled number, so if you do not already have one, head on over and sign up for a free account.
Once you …