Summary: Just follow the straightforward setup process outlined -- no problems encountered. Note we found none of the wakeup problems from "deep sleep" mentioned in other reviews. Perhaps Brother fixed the problem with the newer units. We run an answering machine and telephone on the same line. No problem.
you can get a better one for the same price at Staples
Amber Kimbrough, Amazon
12 June 2015
Summary: PIECE OF JUNK! From day one we've had issues. Kept saying replace toner, we'd replace it and it would work a few days, and then say replace toner again. We originally thought it was our cartridges, so didn't send it back in time.
Summary: I bought this fax machine to replace our previous HP that died. I was skeptical about ordering this model, because when I think of fax machines, the Brother brand doesn't naturally come to mind.
Summary: This fax machine is excellent. However, the "deep sleep" mode problem is real. Pasting together several comments that appeared online, I learned the following. 1) The machine will spontaneously go into regular sleep mode when not in use. This saves energy.
Excerpt: I am so happy with this purchase. My last fax machine was purchased about 12 years ago. This is such a exciting experience because it is so much faster.and I enjoy features that my old machine didn't have.It is a great looking machine.
Excerpt: Bought this for business use in my home. Easy to install. Quality performance with up to 20 pages of documents so far. Very happy with the cost after buying on-line with the discount. Excellent value.
Excerpt: NEEDED A NEW FAX. I HAVE BEEN USING A BROTHER AT TWO BUSINESS LOCATIONS AND HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH THIS BRAND. I HAVE REPORTS TRANSMITTED FROM MY OFFICE EACH EVENING SO THEY RECEIVE A LOT OF USE.