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How to answer and make calls on mobile phones

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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  • Say ‘hello’ and not “yes” when calling or answering calls. It’s hard and rude.
  • Always put the phone gently if you need to put the telephone down during the conversation. Also hang up gently. Never slam the phone. The person at the other end may still be on the phone and sudden bang can be hurtful as well as rude.
  • Make sure the number is correct so as not to risk disturbing strangers.
  • Make your call as brief as possible, especially with busy people.
  • When calling people who do not recognize your voice, introduce yourself.
  • Time your calls. Do not interfere with the work schedule of others.
  • Make business calls well before the close of the office hours.
  • After dialing a wrong number, apologize.
  • When the number you are calling is not answered quickly, wait long enough for someone to put aside what he or she is doing. It is very annoying to have been disturbed just to pick up the telephone and find the caller has hung up.
  • Never take a personal mobile call during a business meeting.
  • Never talk in public places.
  • Dont talk emotionally in public.
  • Dont use loud and annoying ring tones.
  • Never make calls while shopping, banking or waiting in line.
  • Keep all talks brief and to the point.
  • Use an earpiece in high-traffic or noisy locations.
  • Demand “quiet zones” and “phone-free areas” at work and in public venues.
  • Never call people at odd hours. If you sleep at 2am does not mean, others also follow the same.
  • When calling on mobile, always ask if the other person is free to talk.
  • Learn to text if it is not an emergency.

How to answer and make calls on mobile phones

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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  1. Say ‘hello’ and not “yes” when calling or answering calls. It’s hard and rude.
  2. Always put the phone gently if you need to put the telephone down during the conversation. Also hang up gently. Never slam the phone. The person at the other end may still be on the phone and sudden bang can be hurtful as well as rude.
  3. Make sure the number is correct so as not to risk disturbing strangers.
  4. Make your call as brief as possible, especially with busy people.
  5. When calling people who do not recognize your voice, introduce yourself.
  6. Time your calls. Do not interfere with the work schedule of others
  7. Make business calls well before the close of the office hours.
  8. After dialing a wrong number, apologize.
  9. When the number you are calling is not answered quickly, wait long enough for someone to put aside what he or she is doing. It is very annoying to have been disturbed just to pick up the telephone and find the caller has hung up.
  10. Never take a personal mobile call during a business meeting.
  11. Never talk in public places
  12. Dont talk emotionally in public.
  13. Dont use loud and annoying ring tones
  14. Never make calls while shopping, banking or waiting in line.
  15. Keep all talks brief and to the point.
  16. Use an earpiece in high-traffic or noisy locations.
  17. Demand “quiet zones” and “phone-free areas” at work and in public venues.
  18. Never call people at odd hours. If you sleep at 2am does not mean, others also follow the same.
  19. When calling on mobile, always ask if the other person is free to talk.
  20. Learn to text if it is not an emergency.

Use of mobile phones risky while driving

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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Talking on a mobile phone while driving is more hazardous than operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. In a study, UK scientists conducted tests on 20 subjects using a driving simulator to test reaction times and driving performance. They investigated how driving impairment was affected when drivers were talking on a handheld mobile phone or a hands–free phone, and when drivers had consumed enough alcohol to register above the legal blood–alcohol limit.

• Driver’s reaction times were, on average, 30% slower when talking on a handheld mobile phone than when legally drunk. And 50% slower than under normal driving conditions (no alcohol).

• Drivers talking on phones were less able than drunk drivers to maintain a constant speed, and they had greater difficulty keeping a safe distance from the car in front.

• Using a handheld mobile phone had the greatest impact on driving performance. On average, it took handheld mobile phone users half a second longer to react than normal and a third of a second longer to react vs when they were drunk. At 70 mph, this half–second difference is equivalent to travelling an additional 46 feet before reacting to a road hazard, researchers said.

• Hands-free mobiles were no safer. Clearly the safest course of action is to not use a cell phone while driving. Remember the combination will be the worst scenario…

 

Mobile Phones Can Spread Infections In The Hospital

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Mobile phones used by hospital healthcare workers are often contaminated with germs, including those that can cause illness in hospitalized patients.

In a study published in the BMC journal Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, Turkish researchers swabbed the dominant hand and the mobile phones of 200 doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff working in intensive care units and operating rooms and found that 95 percent of telephones were contaminated, often with more than one type of microbe and often with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Potentially serious infectious bugs such as staphylococci were isolated from phones in intensive care units.

Ninety percent of health care workers said they never cleaned their mobile phones. The investigators recommend routine decontamination of mobile phones with alcohol-containing disinfectants.