Out of 8 Ratings

Owner's of the Brother All in One Printer MFC-8220 gave it a score of 4.1 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    4.0 out of 5
  • Durability

    4.14 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    4.12 out of 5
  • Performance

    4.0 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    4.0 out of 5
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Connecting an external telephone answering
device (TAD)
You may choose to connect an answering device. However, when
you have an external TAD on the same telephone line as the MFC,
the TAD answers all calls and the MFC “listens” for fax calling (CNG)
tones. If it hears them, the MFC takes over the call and receives the
fax. If it does not hear CNG tones, the MFC lets the TAD continue
playing your outgoing message so your caller can leave you a voice
The TAD must answer within four rings (the recommended setting is
two rings). The MFC cannot hear CNG tones until the TAD has
answered the call, and with four rings there are only 8 to 10 seconds
of CNG tones left for the fax “handshake”. Make sure you carefully
follow the instructions in this guide for recording your outgoing
message. We do not recommend using the toll saver feature on your
external answering machine if it exceeds five rings.
If you do not receive all your faxes, reduce the Ring Delay
setting on your external TAD.