We all love our mobiles... we talk, we text, we listen to music and we stay in touch.Can we ever imagine a day without our mobile? No never. Yes we know what an important part
of our lives the mobile phone is.
However, all good things should be enjoyed responsibly. How it cheeses us off when someone takes a call in the middle of Shahrukh proposing to Deepika! Or for that matter when you have to listen to the loud mouth bragging about his date last evening standing next to you at the bus stop. Yes we know how that feels and that's why here are a few points to remember when using your mobile. We call these basic mobile etiquettes and if we all pay a little attention to these, life would be so much less annoying for all of us. So here goes...
- You should strictly adhere to the rules/ regulations/ orders/ instructions as issued from time to time by the Government/ Authorities in School, Colleges, Offices, etc.
- In public places, the mobile phone should be kept in switched off mode or in vibration or silent mode, as per the instructions on the sign boards displayed by the Authorities in hospitals, airplanes, trains, buses, places of worship, cremation/burial ground, auditorium, cinema halls, etc.
- Mobile phone should not be used while driving. No never!
- In public places you should be considerate to people sitting or standing next to you. You can move away from the people so that they are not forced to listen to your personal/business conversation.
- Mobile phones should not be used to capture photographs of individuals without their knowledge and consent. No not even if you think you are Gautam Rajadhyaksha! It should not be used to take photographs in public places-deemed-private like swimming pools, gym, etc. Privacy of persons around the user of camera phone should be respected.
- Ringtones should be set at low level and should not be annoying to the people around.
- The mobile phone user should not send request to television operators for scrolling their private SMSs on the screen of the televisions.
*Source - Circulated by Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India.
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