I've travelled for years in Europe with my Powerbook without incident.
Here's some things to watch out for.
Some hotels have digital phone systems. IBM sells a line tester that'll tell
you instantly you've got one of those connections before it fries your modem.
France doesn't ping the phone line for billing, so you don't need a line
Time online adds up fast as every phone call is metered. Some things might
better be done at an Internet café from a cost point of view, i.e. get your
mail by dialling in, but browse and surf at the café. You'll have to judge
that when you get there.
You'll need a French phone adapter and a French power adapter. Mine just fit
on the RJ-11 phone line cord and the standard North American plug on the
Hope that helps.
On Thu, 4 Sep 2003 21:09:04 -0700, Someone wrote
(in message <3f580bdd$0$39009$45beb828newscene.com>):
> I'm returning to Paris this spring [snip] I'll be staying at a 3 star hotel
> Secondly, what do I need to connect. Can I use the internal modem
> with the appropriate adapters and if not any suggestions other than
> finding a wi-fi location. Any other advice in dial-up access. Will
> probably subscribe to AOL for access.