Mobile Phone Etiquette

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Mobile phones or cell phones are a godsend to society - there is no question of that. It is a boon to our private lives, and it is even more important to business. It allows very small firms to stay in touch with customers and potential customers without having to have a secretary or an office.

It is even said that having a mobile phone is the number one best manner of increasing turnover in the Third World. These phones are indispensable for health reasons in remote villages as well.

Coupled with that, mobile phones are cheaper than they have ever been and so are running costs and call charges. It is no wonder that there is a proliferation of mobile phones throughout the world. Yet there is a hearty backlash against mobile phones or at least there is a backlash against some users of these phones.

Mobile phones can be thought of like guns. Guns are not dangerous, the problem is the twit who uses one irresponsibly. So, how can we reduce the amount we annoy people around us when using our mobile phones in public? This is referred to as mobile phone etiquette and all users of phones in public places would be well advised to learn and adopt the etiquette.

The first thing to do is keep in mind that they are called 'mobile phones' that refers to the fact that you can take them with you, so if you get a call when you are in a public location, walk to somewhere where you will not bother anyone. We do not want to listen to you!

Bear in mind, that your phone ringing in a restaurant, classroom, bus, or even a pub is maddening to most individuals. There is no excuse for this except laziness. Put your phone on silent with or without vibration and / or flashing light - but no ring tone!

The only sports that come to mind where a mobile phone is not a problem are football and rugby. For all other indoor and outdoor sports, particularly golf, tennis, snooker and poker, turn the thing off all together!

Thinking about the caller, it is not really very good to use your phone while you are in the toilet, especially a public lavatory.

If you are in a meeting, it is a good idea to set your phone to voice mail and switch the device off. This is because, even if you do not answer the phone during the meeting, the wondering of who it may have been could distract you. This goes for school classes and college lectures too.

If you follow these guidelines of mobile phone etiquette you will not see so many irritated faces glowering at you and you will brighten the lives of thousands of your fellow humans.

Owen Jones, the writer of this article, writes on several topics, and is now involved with searching for the best cell phone family plans. If you would like to know more, please visit our web site at Family Plans For Cell Phones

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