International standards for modems and phones

Hi!
Does anyone know if a modem purchases in the u.s will work in the u.k?
are there different modem or phone standrads between various states

thanks
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OttaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
There are a few differences (pitch of dial-tone, make/break durations when dialing, wall-connectors),
but a "modern" modem (such as US Robotics Sportster)
can be programmed, via the "modem-initialization-string",
for operation in U.K. or in Europe.
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