Mobile Phone Etiquette

By: Ian Ball

As a mobile phone user it is important to follow etiquette that is applicable when using mobile phones so that people around you are as much at ease and comfort with your use of the cell phone as you are. This is a british guide to etiquette for mobiles uk!

One of the most important points to be noted when using mobile phones is to not talk loudly in places. Areas such as like book shops, libraries, places of worship doctors' offices are often seen to be posting a 'No use of Mobile' sign to prevent people from talking loudly and disturbing those around them as the atmosphere in such places is very often quite serious.

In trains in the UK the quiet car is a place wherein users are prohibited from using their mobile phones. Similarly users simply have to put off their mobile phones when they are on a flight because many airlines announce to switch off mobile phones as their signals can interfere with aircraft radio communications.

If you require speaking in your mobile phone, speak softly so as to not disturb people who are next to you, even in places where you are allowed to speak using your mobile phone. Do not use highly loud ring tones or ring tones that are startling when heard because it can inadvertently put someone off. Use ring tones that are mellow and soft and keep the volume low, just so that you can hear it when someone is calling. It is also advised to not use cell phone while driving because they can distract you from safe driving.

When visiting someone's home, it would be better to simply switch off your mobile uk. If you do have an extremely important call to take, excuse yourself and leave the room to attend it. When someone is talking seriously to you in a face-to-face conversation and your mobile rings at the same time, complete the work you have at hand before taking to the phone. Do not talk loudly on your personal matters or business issues as you could be leaking key confidential information to the people around you.

Having you phone set into a vibrator mode when you are in an important events and public places, because subtlety noticing your cell ring is much better than having a loud wakeup up from your cell in such situations. Keep at least a 10-20 feet distance from the person who is the closest to you when speaking on your mobile. Doing this is important as it shows that you respect the personal space of the people around you.

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