10 Cell Phone Courtesy Tips ~~ A Must read!

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July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month. According to a recent industry study, 87 percent of Americans said they have encountered people talking on cell phones in public places in a loud or annoying manner.


Here are 10 cell phone courtesy tips:

1. Be all there. When you’re in a meeting, performance hall, courtroom or other busy area, let calls go to voicemail to avoid a disruption. In some instances, turning your phone off may be the best solution.

2. Keep it private. Be aware of your surroundings and avoid discussing private or confidential information in public. You never know who may be in hearing range.

3. Keep your cool. Don’t display anger during a public call. Conversations that are likely to be emotional should be held where they will not embarrass others.

4. Learn to vibe. Use your wireless phone’s silent or vibration settings in public places such as business meetings, religious services, schools, restaurants, theaters or sporting events so that you do not disrupt your surroundings.

5. Avoid “cell yell.” Remember to use your regular conversational tone when speaking on your wireless phone. People tend to speak more loudly than normal and often don’t recognize how distracting they can be to others.

6. Follow the rules. Some places, such as hospitals or airplanes, restrict or prohibit the use of mobile phones, so adhere to posted signs and instructions. Some jurisdictions may also restrict mobile phone use in public places.

7. Excuse yourself. If you are expecting a call that can’t be postponed, alert your companions ahead of time and excuse yourself when the call comes in; the people you are with should take precedence over calls you want to make or receive.

8. Send a text message. Use Text Messaging to send and receive messages without saying a single word.

9. Watch and listen discreetly. New multimedia applications such as streaming video and music are great ways to stay informed and access the latest entertainment. However, adjust the volume based on your surroundings in much the same way that you would adjust your ringer volume. Earphones are a great way to avoid distracting others in public areas.

10. Alert silently. When using your phone’s walkie-talkie feature, send the person you’re trying to reach a Call Alert before starting to speak. If you’re around other people, turn off your phone’s external speaker and use the vibration setting to minimize any disturbance and to respect your contact’s privacy.


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8 thoughts on “10 Cell Phone Courtesy Tips ~~ A Must read!

  • These tips should be posted everywhere for everyone! People are so rude with their phones.

  • Great tips! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 I love your cell yell comment!

  • really great tips. I dont know how many times I have been out in public where I overhear other people’s conversations. I do text a lot

  • Great tips. I wished everyone used them especially that “cell yell”. There’s nothing like standing near someone who’s yelling into their phone.

  • Good tips! I always get annoyed when someone is checking out at a store and the associate is trying to speak with them but they are too busy on their phone.

  • I have encountered SO many people whom are annoying on cell phones in public. Great list!

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