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Hi,
My question is not technical, and is really easy, but specific:
There is the situation:
My colleague will spent 1,5 month of vacation in Montpellier (France), and he needs acces to Internet mail from his notebook.

I would be happy to receive info about any available Internet service provider in this city. The best would be payable access number, without registration, so I would be able to configure his notebook here before vacation.
I would be happy receive any related information, if there are any specific features needed to connect through phone line using analog V.90 modem (I have never been in France, so I know only that phone jack in France is very specific, and already obtained one).

Thanks in advance,
Regards,

Eizens Putnins,
MCSE, MCNE
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There don't tend to be as many local ISPs in Europe as there are in the US - the cost of bandwidth sometimes means that small, local ISP's have slower connections and so struggle to survive.

Some ISP's you could try are:

M.Net: www.mnet.fr 
Based in Montpellier. Offer a range of services from 125F per month. Free support, V90, newsgroups, proxy, 50Mb mailbox. E-mail: info@mnet.fr

Infonie: www.infonie.fr/offres
Offer a range of services, but many of these seem to be time-capped.

Wanadoo: www.wanadoo.fr
ISP run by France Telecom. Range of services including "free" access (Acces Libre) ie. pay phone charge as you go. They also have the usual monthly options. Contact form: http://abonnez-vous.wanadoo.fr/data/R/DemandeDoc.phtml?code=

Watch out for pay-by-month deals - some ISPs will charge a penalty if you cancel before 12 months is up.

Many modems are manufactured for a global market these days, so as long as you have the right phone socket adaptor, it should work.

You may also want to glance at:
http://bre.klaki.net/dagbok/faerslur/939206159.shtml
- someone's diary entry entitled "Getting online in Montpellier" !

Finally, if you can't speak French, don't be afraid to apologise and ask the company nicely in English. :o)  Usually works.
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Thanks a lot!
It seems enough, and just in the last moment ---
my colleague is going to France  tomorrow.
I'll configure everything, what I can, here, and hope we will run ir successfully.

Regards,

Eizens
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Happy to help. Good luck!
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