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Mobile Manners: Dropped call

The person who started the call should reinitiate the call
Written by Joel Evans, Contributor on

Has this ever happened to you? You're having a conversation on your mobile phone where you're going into extreme detail, and all of the sudden you're met with silence on the other end. You immediately wonder if you have said something to offend the person on the other end of the line. You soon find out that you are a victim of spotty mobile phone coverage. Now you begin the game of calling each other back, only to be met with voicemails on either end.

After having experienced the above multiple times in 10 minutes, the person on the other end (a co-worker) suggested that I write up this post in hopes of standardizing the procedure for what happens when you drop a call. It's actually pretty simple, but it requires EVERYONE to now adhere to this new standard. Ready? Here's the magic:

The person who started the call should reinitiate the call

That's the magic. Instead of going into a loop of "sorry, we must have gotten disconnected … call me back", you can now make the follow-on call, if you were the caller, or you can patiently wait for your phone to ring again if you are the callee.

What do you think? Any other Mobile Manners tips that you can share? Put them in the comments below and I'll pick the best and put together a list.

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