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Oh, Behave! A Guide To Cell Phone Etiquette

Many people seem to think their cell phones are an extension of their personal space. We have all been subjected to someone's private conversation and thought, "How rude!" Knowing when and when not to talk on cell phones is the core of cell phones etiquette.

If you must use cell phones while waiting on line, or on public transportation, speak softly and remember where you are. Don't discuss personal subjects. When a group of people are together, those who get calls on their cell phones should excuse themselves and go outside, or at least far enough away not to disturb the conversation. Cell phones do not take precedence over personal conversations; if you are with someone, the best etiquette is not to use cell phones at all. If you must, cell phones etiquette dictates that you ask their permission, and apologize. Make the call brief. It is also poor cell phones etiquette to keep glancing at cell phones to see who has called you or to read text messages.

Public rudeness is not the only facet of cell phones etiquette. When using cell phones, if you enter an area that causes static or interruptions on the line, you should apologize and offer to call back when the signal is stronger. Don't make the other person strain to hear you, or wonder who should return an interrupted call.

Etiquette is all about consideration for other people. Sometimes without meaning to, we forget to turn off cell phones in areas where it is mandated, such as movie theaters. Practice until you can find your cell phone's "off" button in the dark without looking.

The final area of cell phones etiquette is the camera. Respect other people's privacy. Just because cell phones have cameras does not mean you are entitled to become paparazzi!

Jeanette Pollock is a freelance author and website owner of your-cell-phone.com. Visit Jeanette's site to learn more about cell phone etiquette.

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