International Internet Service Providers
E-mail and Internet services are becoming increasingly popular
methods of keeping in touch with family, friends, and business
contacts around the world. (Hey, it's how you found us!) They
offer instant access to remote sources and receivers of information,
and allow correspondents to send messages without worrying
about whether the counterpart is in the same time zone.
Before you leave your home country you should find out whether
your Internet Service Provider (ISP) operates in your destination
country, and whether you will be able to use the same accounting
in your new location. It may be preferable from a cost perspective
to use a local ISP in your destination country, as long as
services are comparable.
In some countries additional telephone lines for modem connection
can take time to be installed, so prepare yourself and your
family members for the possibility of being offline for awhile.
In addition, depending on the quality of local telephone service,
and the availability of "high speed" or ISDN lines, you may
experience slower connection and data transmission time.
A cyber-café, which offers the use of
computers to access the Internet and E-mail in a "café setting",
can be found in cities all over the world. Travelers, businesspeople,
students and tourists, who may not have their own computers
with them, or have experienced difficulty getting connected
in the foreign environment, can buy Internet access or computer-connectivity
time by the hour, while sipping coffee. Cyber-cafes provide
a convenient way to check your E-mail. You may need to set
up your access codes before you leave home: some E-mail software
requires a password for remote access. Always remember to
delete your E-mail from the café's computer otherwise anyone
can read it. You can surf the Web, print out letters and memos,
save data on a floppy disk to take with you, or maybe even
play a game.
Using the Web
If you are traveling without your own
computer, it is possible to setup E-mail boxes on web browsers,
protected by a username and password. You can transmit and
receive mail, as well as save and store information. This
will eliminate the need to reconfigure the software on someone
else's computer, which is often necessary in order to get
access to private or corporate E-mail systems.
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