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Local access numbers

In most major cities, you won't have a problem finding local dial-up numbers for an ISP. However, if you travel or if your remote office is located in a rural location, you may face long-distance charges.

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How to reserve flight tickets with jetblue Airlines?

call the airlines office at local airport

Dec 13, 2016 | Computers & Internet

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Where can I find a + symbol on the dial face. I have tried to dial international calls with out the plus symbol and it wont connect me

You don't need a + symbol to dial international.

  1. Step 1: Dial International Call Prefix.
  2. Step 2: Dial Country Code.
  3. Step 3: Dial City Code (area code)
  4. Step 4: Dial Local Number. So let's say you are trying to call a local number in Sao Paulo, Brazil from Miami, Florida, USA. ...
  5. 011 55 11 2345678.

Oct 12, 2015 | Uniden Cordless Phone

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I need to the Country Code for the US when making a call home from another country. I travel quite a bit to France but I am always with my family that have me in their speed dial. Thank you.


To call United States you have to dial 00 + 1 + City Area Code + Number you wish to call.

You have to get the city code your self because you did not tell me the city you are calling.

Thanks for contacting FIXYA.

Sep 03, 2011 | Lands Phones

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modem is very slow please speedup this modem cdma2000 usb

Assuming this is a "phone modem"..

Simple, throw the modem in the trash and get a high speed connection (DSL, Cable, Wireless, or Satellite if you have too) .
In that order, although Cable usually has more bandwidth (download faster), but IMHO you tend to get better latency (best for Games) from DSL
Not trying to be sarcastic, I'm sure 99% of FixYa reads will agree this is the best solution.

But I know some places far from a major city/town, etc., a phone modem is the only choice.

Phone modems are a loaded issue.
How good your modem connection is is going to depend on your phone connection (is the wiring/lines old?), how good your ISP is (what kind of modems they use at the other end, and how they maintain them).
You should contact your ISP to find out.

One issue is determined where you live.
If you are in the USA then 56k is the standard, but you can only connect at slightly less (around 54k max).
You modem must be rated for that.
I.E. If your phone modem is rated for 28k then you will only be able to connect at 28k max.

Also you should go to your ISP website to get your local access numbers that fit your area code and prefix.
Then just to be on the safe side, call your phone operator (dial '0') and go over this list to make 100% sure these access numbers are local.
If you end up accidentally using any number that is not local (even one of those "zone" numbers) you can end up with a $500 phone bill.

Now armed with your list of local access numbers, experiment by setting your modem to use a different one each time you connect.
Try to connect a few times each to see how good it gets.
It is likely you will connect at a faster speed at one number then another.

Jul 20, 2010 | Multitech Systems CDMA2000 Modem

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Network between two remote location within City limits

well...first problem is you're going to have big network problems with both sites on the same network/subnet. Based on what you typed above, you will not be able to route packets between the offices since the router won't know which way to go...they must be different networks/subnets...e.g. You have quite a question there...I think you need to have a consultant talk with you over the phone at the minimum. If you can't find one locally you're welcome to work with us. Good luck

Sep 09, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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