Phone Etiquette From Around The World

ROFL 28-02-2015

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Today, we’re going to take a look at a fun difference, and that’s how people talk on the phone The Beginner's Guide to Buying the Right Bluetooth Headset The dirty little secret to buying the perfect Bluetooth headset is that there is no "perfect" headset. Read More . You’re probably accustomed to answering and ending your calls one way, but in another country you’d be expected to say something completely different. Check out the infographic below, and next time you call overseas, surprise the person on the other end by answering their way.

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  1. sandeep
    March 10, 2015 at 11:38 am

    No one says Ram Ram or Alvida... and everything about India is wrong dude, including the fat map... guess you should call me from an anonymous number and try listening properly.

  2. A41202813GMAIL
    March 1, 2015 at 6:27 am

    An Annoyance Probably Fine Tuned To Just Me:

    When A Particular Male Member Of My Family Calls Me, It Is Really Rare To Have Some Background Silence:

    A - He Calls Me From A Restaurant, Or,

    B - He Calls Me From The Train Or Subway Station, Or,

    C - He Calls Me From The Street, Or,

    D - Even When He Calls Me From His Home I Hear His Kids Making Noise, Or The Street Noise Because He Left A Window Open, And So On.

    It Drives Me Nuts, Because Sometimes I Can Barely Understand What He Is Saying - I Have A Very Good Hearing, By The Way.

    End Of Rant.


  3. David
    February 28, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    From USA, I don't think I've ever actually said "Goodbye" on the phone. I usually just say "See ya!", or "Talk to you later.".

  4. Tejas Sastry
    February 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    From India :
    1. Get our map right.
    2. Most of us say hello and very few use ram ram.
    3. I've never heard anybody sign off with 'alvidha'.
    4. it's not perfectly normal to recieve a call after 10 PM. Any call after 10 PM induces panic on the reciever's end, because people only call you at this hour if it's an emergency.
    5. We text each other mostly on whatsapp. It's FREE. And even if we're on mobile data connection, it is still much cheaper than a call.
    6. No sensible man in India takes calls in a library. I'm sure we find the senseless people all over the world.

  5. Snuqe
    February 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Do you even research, bro? Just goes to prove how ignorant 'muricans are about rest of the world.

  6. js
    February 28, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I'm from the UK and have never heard any phone conversation end with "Laters".

    • Eric T
      February 28, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Nor have I. And I generally start by giving the last four digits of my phone number.

  7. ?????? ?????
    February 28, 2015 at 4:11 am

    Well... I live in India.. And that's waayyy on the wrong side... Ram is one of the hindu gods.. And India's not only for Hindu's you know.. And alvida is just...too old fashioned... Like a drama is going on... "Overacting"...

    I mean no disrespect whatsoever.. ^^

  8. Koshy George
    February 28, 2015 at 3:36 am

    Now that's just racist.