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Gazelle Offers Tips For Good Etiquette For Cell Phone Courtesy Month and Beyond

Date: 07/25/2012

Company: Gazelle

Source: PRNewswire

BOSTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As cell phones and smartphones have become a bigger part of our lives, they’ve also caused us to develop some bad social habits that have the tendency to annoy everyone around us. During Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Gazelle (Gazelle.com), the nation’s leading trade-in site for high-end consumer electronics, has provided essential tips for good cell phone behavior to remember all year around.

Cell phone courtesy goes beyond simply keeping your conversations short and voice level to a minimum.Gazelle’s tips for year-round Cell Phone Courtesy include:

  • Keep personal and business details private by keeping them quiet. We’ve all seen (or known) the person who screams into his cell phone like it’s a tin can connected to a string. While it’s always a good idea to keep your voice down when talking on a cell phone in a crowded area, it’s even more important when sensitive personal or business information is involved. The person next to you at the airport really doesn’t want to hear about the ups-and-downs of your dating life, and revealing the details of that big business deal in the works could get you fired if it’s overheard by the wrong person.
  • Don’t insist on settling every argument by looking up the answer on your phone. While it’s nice to finally be able to settle barstool debates in real time, it’s best to avoid the urge to look everything up on your phone. Debate and discussion is fun, and nobody likes a know-it-all, anyway.
  • When at the gym, use your phone as a source of tunes, not as a way to conduct a meeting. Talking while on the treadmill or lifting weights is an easy way to get hurt – or make the bodybuilder next to you want to use you for arm curls. Avoid making calls at the gym, or, better yet, leave your phone in your locker.

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