The Ultimate Camera-Phone Scanning and Faxing Quiz
Did you know that, in addition to allowing cell phone camera owners to snap some fantastic pictures, these cameras also enable you to fax files? There are services that offer to convert snapshots taken by a cell phone camera into faxes and send them to more than 200 countries. Take our quiz to see whether you are up to date on faxing from a cell phone.
According to statistics, what percentage of American cell phones came with built-in digital cameras in 2007?
Approximately how many camera-equipped cell phones are currently in use around the world?
around 1 billion
around 750 million
around 500 million
What is the highest photo resolution that cell phones cameras can achieve to date?
How does the fax service that some companies are offering for cell phones work?
It works by software in the phone converting a picture to a PDF fax file that is emailed to a fax service.
It works by using the camera to scan an item and send it the same way a regular fax does.
It works by the software in the phone converting a picture to a fax signal and then dialing a fax number.
What is a big advantage to having fax software installed in your camera cell phone?
Simplifies an image to reduce unnecessary digital noise to make the file smaller and faster to transmit.
Converts and optimizes a picture into a readable PDF file that you can do more with than simply faxing.
Both of the above.
What models of cell phones are widely accepted by existing camera phone to fax services?
All 3G phones by Sony Ericson and Nokia qualify for fax service.
Only iphones currently qualify for the fax service.
Any camera cell phone made after June 2008 qualify for fax service.
How many different phones are there on the market that are 3G or better and have at least 2 megapixels of resolution?
What else do you need for fax service besides the correct type of cell phone and a fax service?
What should you check with your cellular service provider before you sign up with a fax service?
Check if you cellular provider already offers a competitive fax service.
Check that your data service does not have a size restriction on data file size.
Check if your cell phone can support the special software always required.
What is the advantage to installing fax software on your phone versus using a fax service providers system to format a fax?
A file is cleaned up and compressed before transmission on your cell phone network saving transmission time.
Files processed by software are smaller and cheaper to send if you are charged by megabyte of data transfer.
Both of the above.
What are the two most popular U.S. scan and fax services for cellular phones?
Comombo and ScanR
RingCentral and FaxRite
eFax and MyFax
What is a basic software difference between Comombo and ScanR service offerings?
With Comombo you must install their free software on you camera cell phone.
With ScanR you must install their free software on you camera cell phone.
There is no difference as both companies offer the option of using their service without installing software.
What information or service can you acquire by going to a Web site called checkmycameraphone.com?
The site ranks the quality of hundreds of cell phone cameras on a scale of 100.
You can download, print and photograph a test template and send it for a rating on a scale of 100.
Both of the above.
What is a typical size of a compressed PDF file after it is processed by fax software in preparation for transmission?
50 to 120 KB a page
20 to 80 KB a page
18 to 70 kb a page
Is the cell-phone-camera-to-fax service only for faxing pictures of actual text documents?
Yes, with these services you can only fax pictures of actual text documents.
No, with these services you can fax pictures of any text.