Proper Cell Phone Etiquette

From the old-fashioned beeper to the so-called smartphone, mobile technology is indeed unstoppable. Cellular Country reviews how this machine or in layman’s term, the gadget, has become an indispensable toy of people worldwide.

Started as a mere communication tool, these mobile phones have become a necessity. Gone are the days when the cellular phone was used for mere text messaging and dropping calls for the device now serves a lot of functions. A great device in business for presentations, a means in locating a person, a good source of electronic books, aids in capturing photos and even used in surfing the internet, the mobile technology is indeed all-encompassing. With these, owning at least one is a must to every individual.

Owning a cell phone is indispensable, they say. However, cell phone users must convey a sense of responsibility for owning one. There are lots of unspoken rules with regards to the proper usage of mobile phones.

When attending a conference or a meeting perhaps, it is just proper to turn your cell phone off. Your boss won’t be happy when he tries to discuss something and then suddenly your mobile started to scream. Who knows this might hinder your opportunity for a promotion. Also, your teacher wouldn’t like it if somebody’s cell phone rings in the middle of her discussion. That would also distract the students’ attention. When inside the theatre or movie room, always make sure that your phone is off. Sometimes, it may be necessary to have your cell phone on during these instances. At times like this, you can just put the phone in silent-mode and activate vibration. With this, you can still be notified if someone is trying to get your attention on your phone.

Etiquette has not changed throughout the years despite the adamant change in technology. One must be respectful and mindful of others whenever they use their mobile devices. Cell phone etiquette is no different, show the people around you that you respect them by putting your phone on silent or turn it off when you talk with other people.