Object_Id : 205 Title : World Wide Phone Guide and World Wide Electric Guide Node_Type : Production Format : HTML Address : http://kropla.com Keywords : telephone electricity adapter adaptor converter plug notebook computer international volts voltage Hertz Hz travel 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 & tax impulses. (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 http://repository:13531/docs/travel/plugs.html) 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 Date_Entry_Last_Modified: 27/05/97 Entry_Last_Modified_By : jane Asset_Qualification : good / very useful Other_Opinions : Contact_Person : IP_or_Copyright_Owner : Steve Kropla Support_re_Ownership : Date_Item_Created : Usage_Conditions : Support_re_Usage_Condns : Authors_and_Contributors: Steve Kropla Projects_Used_In : ad hoc Obtained_From : Derived_From : Related_Items : We have quite a few plugs available - see http://repository:13531/docs/travel/plugs.html 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 http://repository:13531/more/UI_Metadata/public/1/204) - 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.