Like most general user gadgets, there aren’t too many laws guiding how we personally use our phones during calls.
A quick question…???
Have you ever felt embarrassed while using your own phone, especially during calls?
The answers would be based on a lot of circumstances which will always be different for each individual.
I feel so comfortable using my device indoors and outdoors, but there are some kinds of stuff I just can’t do comfortably in public with my phone.
The truth is, a lot of things aren’t really cool and doesn’t make you look responsible when you do them.
Since our mobile phones are so closed to us(especially smartphones), we tend to overlook a lot of important aspects regarding its usage.
So, before you read on, can you guess something that you regularly do or see others do during calls and you just don’t feel comfortable about it?
Your guess could probably be on the list of weirds acts we do during calls.
We also have an article that also talks about what we should stop doing with our phones, you should also check it out.
So, let’s see what we shouldn’t do or just stop doing while on calls or conversations with our smartphones(most phones in this era are so smart like the Google Pixel 2 Assistant).
Making Calls In Worship Places: Churches, Mosques etc
Every worship place is to be respected and kept holy in all ramifications. The same way we won’t tolerate noise or disturbances while we are asleep, we shouldn’t be indisciplined by making and receiving calls in a worship place.
We always see notifications in church reminding us of the fact that using our phones during service isn’t cool.
The solution is very simple, turn off your phone, put it in DND mode or just silence it completely. With most worship centers using electronic devices, your device could cause interference, make others see you as irresponsible or even attract negative attention to you.
If you are feeling guilty, please stop it.
Calling A Particular Number Relentlessly
I remember getting about 40 missed calls from a particular phone number when I was late for work.
It didn’t only make my phone scream, it almost made the phone to shut down because the battery was already low.
It happens all the time. We find ourselves calling some numbers until the recipient picks up. Sometimes we need to deliver a message or get one, checking on the person or just any reason could make us call a particular number up to 50 times simultaneously.
Since we make calls without seeing the other party, we really can’t phantom the exact state of the person or read their body language. All we can get is the voice and then read the rest from the nature of the voice or its tone to know if the person is fine or disturbed.
Imagine you are trying to call your doctor for an urgent issue and someone else is bombarding your phone with calls without any pause. It’s annoying.
Below are some reasons why you should keep the number of calls/dials at a particular time to any number to about 5.
- The receiver might be in a situation where it’s not safe, comfortable or suitable to take that call. Put yourself in their shoes by remembering past experiences.
- Every phone has a missed call notifier, no matter what happens, he/she will always know that you called. Why the 100 missed calls, they won’t return the 100 calls.
- Calling continuously could sound disturbing to the person depending on the situation.
- Even if the receiver is fast asleep, he or she will certainly wake up and check the phone.
Putting Your Phone On Speaker In Public During Calls
If you still do this comfortably, you should stop it as soon as possible. Most of those doing this do have issues with the earpiece or it isn’t just so loud.
If you really have to make that call comfortably without looking irresponsible, you can use a wired headset or Bluetooth headset to help you hear the other party properly.
Don’t make your conversation a news cast by making calls with the loudspeaker.
Dropping Calls The Wrong Way
This is just what I was thought and I really feel you should know and apply it.
Have you ever received a call and after saying goodbye, then seconds before you had already hit the red button, you heard the caller trying to say something else.
Oh, you were so fast!
How did you feel the last time someone did that to you?
It does happen all the time.
I was thought that, whenever you take a call from someone, don’t be the one to end the call after the conversation. Let the caller do it.
But when you are the caller, you can end the call as soon as you are done. Get used to it and see how it feels like.
Talking about Hanging Up Calls, yea, you may be so careless and accidentally end a call, but don’t do it intentionally.
Even if you are angry, you don’t have to drop other people’s calls. It makes you look irresponsible and the feeling isn’t good. Do you remember the last time someone intentionally hung your call and how you felt?
Using Someone’s Phone To Call
It’s okay to use your mum’s phone to call your friends but doing it the wrong way puts your mum’s privacy at stake.
When next you use someone’s phone to call your friends, family or distant relations, it’s okay to hide the caller’s number and then if it’s convenient, tell the receiver it’s a formal phone number and you wouldn’t want to make it known.
If you are calling people who are already close to your friends or family, then it’s safe to show your number during the calls.
Using Someone’s Phone To Call Or Text Without Letting Them Know
A lot of us do this and feel so comfortable about it. If you haven’t had some mess to clean up after using someone’s phone to call/text, you might think it’s normal and wouldn’t cause issues.
The most decent thing to do is to let the owner of the phone know that you are going to use his/her phone and if possible, let the receiver know that he/she shouldn’t call back without letting you know.
Calling Strangers At Late Hours
No matter how urgent it is, you shouldn’t repeatedly call a total stranger or your boss at very late hours.
You could just drop a message or give them a single call so they can respond at an ideal time. It shows how much you respect their privacy and they would also reciprocate it.
If You Can’t Or Don’t Feel Like Talking, Let The Caller Know
Most times we just have to take that call, but just can’t talk. Instead of trying to talk, it would be more polite to say you don’t feel like talking but would do so in a later period.
That will save the conversation from evaporating into the air because of lack of interest.
You Don’t Have To Shout While Making Calls
Even if you are angry or just can’t help shouting, it doesn’t make any sense sounding like a loud home theatre speaker via your mouth.
You can do the shouting indoors but never in public.
Making Calls While Driving
You thought I would skip this one? Well, no way! Making or receiving a call while driving is extremely dangerous and has been known to cause too many accidents that even lead to death.
Once you are on a call, your attention is divided and anything that comes your way will take you by surprise. If you need to make or receive an urgent call, park your car in a convenient place and make the call before entering the road again. You can also use a handsfree headset to make sure your hands aren’t going to leave the car steering.
Don’t make calls while driving to stay safe and protect your passengers as well.
Using Your Phone To Make Calls While It’s Plugged In
You must have probably heard it or read online of how dangerous it is to use your device while it’s plugged into a wall socket to charge. Well, the bad doesn’t always happen but you don’t have to wait until it hits you before you decide to change.
I remember plugging my Android device to charge at night, it had a metal body. When I woke up from sleep to pick up a late night call, I was electrocuted immediately(maybe because my hands were wet) and I threw the device instantly so I wont get more charges into my hands.
There are more little stuffs that we do during phone calls that aren’t cool and should be stopped immediately.
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