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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