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View Poll Results: Cell Phone Use in Social Settings. Do you . . .

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  • Turn your cell phone off

    3 11.54%
  • Switch to silent mode

    13 50.00%
  • Indicate important reason for possible incoming call

    0 0%
  • Leave on, out of sight, without mention

    7 26.92%
  • Leave on, in sight

    0 0%
  • Ask if OK to answer a call

    1 3.85%
  • Excuse oneself and answer

    3 11.54%
  • Excuse oneself and move away and answer

    8 30.77%
  • Just answer without reference

    1 3.85%
  • Send SMS (texts) during social conversation

    0 0%
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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keys View Post
    But then, when your home phone is advertised as a business contact?
    Then . . .

    . . . . you might hear from Telecon, who may well
    want to change your monthly rental figure - upwards -
    for no extra service, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    Then . . .

    . . . . you might hear from Telecon, who may well
    want to change your monthly rental figure - upwards -
    for no extra service, of course.
    Why would they do that? After all, they already know. Seems you may have your wires a little crossed.

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    T'aint necessarily so. Depends on the nature
    and style of the advertising. I.e a home contact
    number on a business car or a classified advert
    seems OK. But start putting your home phone
    number into adverts of significance and you may
    regret it, if it gets [s]potted.

  4. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perry View Post
    T'aint necessarily so. Depends on the nature
    and style of the advertising. I.e. a home contact
    number on a business card or a classified advert
    seems OK. But start putting your home phone
    number into adverts of significance and you may
    regret it, if it gets [s]potted.
    Been there, not been a problem.

    Do you think the Yellow Pages would be an advert of significance?
    Last edited by Perry; 15-09-2008 at 11:24 AM. Reason: spelling correction

  5. #25
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    Oh well, maybe they've relaxed a bit,
    over the years? If you've made it work
    OK for you - that's great.

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    Telecom don't charge extra for Home Business phones.

  7. #27
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    Wasn't so much 'extra,' as seeking
    to charge business/commercial rates
    for a homeline. But as you and Keys
    indicate, maybe they've softened
    their stance, over recent years?

  8. #28
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    At the Bridge Club if your phone rings during play then you receive a penalty and your score for that session is reduced quite considerably.

    It tends to focus the mind once you've been penalised. The problem is I quite often forget to turn my phone back on again!!

  9. #29
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    This is an interesting thread - I find I feel worse for seeing someone if they spend the time we have together on the phone (txting, talking). I know this is what 'socialising' is now....sitting around a table with friends - txting other people who are also probably sitting around another table with friends.

    I think it's probably a generation thing too. I didn't grow up with a mobile phone so txting in the company of others seems rude and antisocial to me.

    I do have friends that have adopted this activity - maybe the whole txting thing is to show the person/people you are with that you are 'popular' or 'important'? To me - it shows an immaturity, and lack of social skills.

    Cheers,

    Donna
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    Default E-etiquette - the art of not annoying people

    Ha Perry!

    The NZ Herald is watching this site.

    Look at this article!

    Ever been stuck next to some idiot shouting into their cellphone on the bus, train, or even the movies? We all own a cellphone, and a good majority of us tend to annoyingly have them almost permanently grafted to our ears. Feeling the pain of many a frustrated ear-bashed commuter, I've come up with 10 commandments for using cellphones and email.

    Mobile Phone Commandments

    1. Thou shalt not subject others to your conversations. When other people cannot escape your conversation, (e.g. you're on a bus, cab, train, or dare I say it, the dinner table), spare them from your cellphone blah blah. If you really must yammer into your phone on public transport, remember that gesticulating wildly as you talk simply makes you look incredibly stupid. Don't do it, instead offer to call back at a more convenient time.
    Read more...

    Cheers

    Marc
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