With cell phones, think before you call

Published: Monday, January 22, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 22, 2007 at 12:01 a.m.
Cell phone manners aren't limited to the person using the cell phone, but the one calling it as well. Some advice from the Dollar Stretcher:
  • Call a person's cell phone only if it is absolutely necessary. Consider calling a home or business phone and leaving a message.
  • If you know a person is on the road or busy, wait until you think he might be available.
  • If you must call the cell, quickly identify yourself and ask if they can talk. If not, ask them to call you later, or for a time when you should call them.
  • If he says he can talk, but then indicates he is driving or at a business (where the call might disturb others), insist on calling back later.
  • Keep the conversation short. Remember, not everyone has an inexpensive cell phone plan.
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