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Phone Etiquette World Wide

9" CELL-PHONE SETIQUETTE What is proper phone etiquette? We all know what the common rules of using a phone are in America, such as don't talk loudly in public, answer your phone during an important meeting or interview, and always set your phone to silent while out, such as at the movies, a restaurant or a play. With that said, we here at RepairLabs were curious what the rules of using the phone are in other countries. Just like being aware of their customs and beliefs, it also makes sense that we should be aware of the proper greetings and some of the common forms of phone etiquette in their country. U.S.A. Greeting: Parting Remark: Hello, Hey Goodbye 9:30 NY It is proper etiquette in the US to silence, or turn off your cell phone while in public places, like movie theaters, churches, and restaurants. A common unwritten rule of phone etiquette is to not speak too loudly while talking on a cell phone in public. This is to avoid disturbing people around you. Unless you have permission it is common courtesy to call someone no later than 9pm, unless there is an emergency. EGYPT Greeting: Parting Remark: Alo (Hello) Ila allikaa (Hope to see you soon) 5 min. It is customary in Egypt to exchange pleasantries for up to five minutes prior to starting the actual conversation. After the conversation has started, they make sure to give full attention to the person on the phone. It is common for Egyptians to give their phone number out to complete strangers they meet on the street or in a train. RUSSIA Greeting: Parting Remark: Allo (Hello) Do Svidanija (Till [the next] meeting) TOP SECRET A lot of Russians with cell When you call a Russian they might not say anything when they phones use ringback tones, so pick up the phone, or they will ask "who is it?" Russians are leery of talking on the phone. when you call your friend expect to listen to some loud music until they answer. The usage of voicemail is not as common in Russia as it is in some other countries. You'l| have better luck calling back at a later time. BRAZIL Greeting: Parting Remark: Alô (Hello) Tehau (Goodbye) Alo.. uhh. It is considered rude to not answer a call. Some Brazilians will even answer their cell phones in a It is common for Brazilians to constantly say "uh" while you are talking. This is proof to the meeting or movie, although most speaker that they are still on the line, due to poor phone lines. Also when they call someone they will ask "Who are you?" even though they have made the call. will step out. FRANCE Greeting: Parting Remark: Allô (Hello) Au revoir (Goodbye) Like in America, it is polite to not answer your cell phone while in public places, or on public transportation. Most even silence The French are also wary of giving personal information over the phone, until they are sure of who is on the other end. The French tend to speak softer than most so it is considered rude to speak too loudly into the phone. vhile dining. CHINA Greeting: Parting Remark: wéi (Hello) wŏ guale (l have to hang up now) 99 China is known for large crowds of phone users who talk whenever and wherever they want. They will interrupt a face-to-face conversation to answer a call. They are also known as notorious callers, letting the phone ring 10-15 times before hanging up and calling you right back. The Chinese are not known to utilize messaging or voice mail, and most don't even have an answering machine. INDIA Greeting in Hindi: Parting Remark in Hindi: Raam Raam (Informal Greeting) Alawidha (Goodbye) In India, it is perfectly normal and accepted to call someone well after 10pm Don't be surprised to hear obnoxiously loud ringtones in public, and people talking on the phone while in a library. Indians use text messaging often, however it is more expensive than placing a phone call. JAPAN Greeting (only on phone): Parting Remark: Moshi, Moshí (Hello) Ja, ne (then [I'll see you later]) It's considered rude to talk on your It's common in Japan for the parents/elder of the house to answer the phone, with their typical phone greeting being "hello, this is residence". phone when around strangers in public places. In fact there are signs posted asking you to stay off your phone. It's prohibited to talk on your phone or text/message while driving or riding a bicycle, but most do it anyways. U. K. Greeting: Parting Remark: Hello, Hiya Bye, Laters x2 Hello The UK, like the US, has had cell phones for a while and has developed proper phone etiquette. They will answer the phone with a polite Hello. It's not uncommon for a phone to ring 6-10 times before going to the answering machine, which is about twice as many as common in the U.S. Eating or snacking while on the phone is considered extremely rude and will usually be met negatively by whoever you're talking to. THAILAND Greeting: Parting Remark: Haaloh (Hello) Sa wat dee (Goodbye) People in Thailand are known to answer the phone at the craziest times, including during a job interview or business meeting. They also call people and allow the phone to ring until somebody answers, no four ring politeness like in the US. It's considered rude not to answer your phone at work, and even if you don't want to, it's possible it will ring all day if you don't. ITALY Greeting: Parting Remark: Pronto (Ready/Promptly) Ciao (Goodbye) Pronto л Italians answer the phone with the word "Pronto", depending on the context, means to speak promptly or "ready". It's acceptable during a sales meeting to keep your phone on and answer it as a client, but the salesmen absolutely has to turn their phone off. Most don't use voicemail, but if you do leave a message keep it short and to the point, 30 seconds max. WORLD WIDE RULE!! NO MATTER WHAT PART OF THE WORLD YOU LIVE IN, THERE IS ONE COMMON RULE ACROSS THE GLOBE WHEN IT COMES TO CELL PHONE USE. IT IS NEVER SAFE TO TEXT OR TALK ON A PHONE WHILE DRIVING, RIDING A BIKE, SLEDDING, OR EVEN OPERATING A RICKSHAW. SO REMEMBER TO PUT DOWN THE PHONE WHILE ON THE ROAD. Sources: Infographic brought to you by:ón/how-do-you-śay-goodbye-in-indian repairolabs

Phone Etiquette World Wide

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This infographic showcasing some common phone etiquette used around the world. Read this before you yell at that guy on the subway for screaming into his cell phone!




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