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The 10 Commandments of Cell Phone Etiquette (Part 2)

Posted by Patricia Turchyn | October 17, 2012 10:08 AM

On Texting Etiquette..

Mobile Phone Etiquette

Most of you have read the The 10 Commandments of Cell Phone Etiquette (Part 1) – if not – GO READ IT FIRST!

If you are caught in a situation where you must be reachable via cell phone, turn to the next best thing: texting. Texting is less disruptive than talking when in a public location. Yet, there are still a few golden rules of etiquette which need to be followed:

  1. The buttons on your phone – make them quiet. Hearing “beep, beep-beep, beep…” when someone is keying in letters on their phones is almost as annoying as hearing their conversations. Make sure your keyboard is silent.

  2. Alerts – use a vibration or no alert at all. Keep in mind, the whole point of this is not to disrupt people around you.

  3. Use texting wisely – obey the laws: don’t text and drive. For some people, this should also be extended to “don’t text and walk” as well.

  4. If at a conference or in school, have some respect for the teachers and speakers. Keep the texting until the class finishes.

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Topics: Mobile Devices, Smartphones, Cellphones

Written by Patricia Turchyn

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