Object_Id : 205
Title : World Wide Phone Guide and World Wide Electric Guide
Node_Type : Production
Format : HTML
Address : http://www.cris.com/~kropla/index.shtml
Keywords : telephone
Abstract : This web page gives access to:
o World Wide Phone Guide - "What you need to know to hook up
your modem just about anywhere!"
It includes a table of phone plugs, ways to deal with hard wired
phone systems and special situations such as digital phones &
(There is another hint in "Additional_Info" below.)
o World Electric Guide
This is a guide to electrical systems worldwide, plugs, advice
on using your computer and other general advice.
(Note: We have quite a few plugs available - see
The page also has a "Corrupt Countries Index" (re bribing) and
pointers to selected other sites on Weather Forecasts, Currency
Exchange Rates, Times (though I think the service available
though the White Pages is better - see http://repository:13531/more/UI_Metadata/public/1/23 ),
Inflight Safety, US State Dept Travel Advisories (e.g.
how "safe" are certain countries at the moment.
Date_Entry_Created : 10/04/97
Entry_Created_By : jane
Entry_Last_Modified_By : jane
Asset_Qualification : good / very useful
IP_or_Copyright_Owner : Steve Kropla
Authors_and_Contributors: Steve Kropla
Projects_Used_In : ad hoc
Related_Items : We have quite a few plugs available - see
Document_Type : informational web page
Additional_Info : Here are other tips from the article in Far Eastern Ecomonic
Review (April 3, 1997) that that yielded the Phone & Electric Guides:
(spotted by Rob Cook - thanks)
o re typing the phone number into your computer:
- don't forget the telephone access number that gives
you an outside line and the international access code
(see http://repository:13531/more/UI_Metadata/public/1/23 or
- try inserting strategically placed commas in the
phone number you type, as a comma inserts a pause.
o ring your hotel before you leave & try to find out
the phone plugs, etc. available
o asking American Express is also worth a try.
to return to the Repository home page.