Cellphone Basics

Cellphone BasicsChances are in today’s day and age and with the advancements in technology, you have a cell phone. At this point you are probably laughing at how much of a dumb comment that is. Of course you have a cell phone right? You use it all day every day as this technology has invaded our homes, work, restaurants, theaters, and even our bedrooms. Talk about overkill sometimes. Well, chances are that I’m not going out on a limb when I say that in general, individuals could be more polite and courteous in regards to their cell phone usage. I’m sure we’ve all been in situations where someone was being rude in the use of their cell phone. That being said what are some things to keep in mind in regards to using your cell phone in public?

First, you will want to make sure and lower your voice. Whether or not it is a highly personal conversation or not, it is a conversation that is meant to be had between you and the person on the other line. I’m sure those around you don’t need to hear whatever it is you are speaking about. So please, for the sanity of the rest of us, lower your voice.

Second, in addition to lowering your voice while on a call, keep in mind discretion when you are talking about sensitive matters when you are out in public. Just like I’m sure the person in line behind me at the grocery store doesn’t want to hear about the juicy details of the latest fight with my husband, I don’t want to hear about someone else’s medical procedure in vivid detail Keep those types of conversations, if you feel it is even necessary to have that at all, more in the comfort of your own home or somewhere away from strangers.

Third, another impolite thing to do is to take a call when you are in the middle of a face to face conversation with someone else. Most of the time, the cell phone call isn’t dire or urgent so let the caller leave a message, and call them back once you have finished the conversation you are already engaged in. If this is difficult for you to do, or you notice it could be urgent because it is a call from a family member, the polite thing to do is ask if your conversing partner can excuse you for a few minutes so you can take the call. By giving attention to the person with whom you are actually in the presence of, you will form better relationships and not strain them.

Lastly, another great piece of advice in order to practice better cell phone etiquette is to put your phone on silent or vibrate while you are out at a restaurant or at a theater. People came to the same place you did for some much needed entertainment or relaxation, so no doubt would not appreciate hearing your cell phone ringer go off. The worst is when it is in the middle of an intense part of a movie and someone’s cell phone starts ringing.

Not only is practicing good ettiquite important, but you also need to treat your phone with respect as well. Consider getting a cell phone cover from cellphonecases.com in order to best protect your phone from harm.

 

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