Computers: Tel-Me

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System: PC-compatible.

Requirements: Tel-Me requires a 386 or 486 processor system running Windows 3.1. The computer must have a high-speed COM port ('UART' in the jargon). This may require fitting an additional circuit board.

Supplier: Phonelink, John Douglas House, 620 Woodchurch Road, Birkenhead L43 0TT; 0345 225577.

Price: A single-user subscription is pounds 300, reducing to down to pounds 40 each for a large network users. Individual inquiries are cheap; 12p to look up a telephone number; 15p for train times. Most inquiries are completed in one long- distance telephone unit. The Tel-Me modem costs pounds 188 (including VAT) and also offers fax communication.

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