Posts tagged ‘cell phone’

Waterproof Cellphone

Given that basically everyone knows at least two people who have dropped their cell phone in the toilet (or other body of water) – why don’t cell phone manufacturers make all of their phones waterproof?

Yes yes, you can buy the construction phone that’s water resistant, shock resistant, and impact resistant too. But where is straight waterproofing for everyone’s phone? I don’t want the click to talk crazy looking construction phone.

In my opinion, someone is missing out on a huge market.

July 7, 2009 at 5:04 pm 2 comments

Dropped Call Etiquette

I’m instantiating a new guideline to follow for cell phone calls that are dropped.  To avoid both parties calling each other at the same time only to get each others voicemail (since both phones are attempting to make a call, incoming calls go directly to VM), I suggest that whoever initiated the phone call should be the one to call back.  The dual callback posses so many issues – how long to wait before I try to call you back, repeatedly calling until I can get through, and even waiting to call back somehow always backfires with both parties calling at the same time.

So I say to you now, if you are the initial caller, it’s your duty to call back if your conversation gets cut off.

January 21, 2009 at 9:54 am 3 comments

California’s Hands Free Law

As of July 1st, it’s illegal in California to talk on a phone while driving a car, unless you use a hands free device like a bluetooth headset. I understand the point of the law, but I think overall it’s lacking.

You can legally dial a number while driving. The law does not forbid texting. And not to mention, in the last 3 days I’ve had a meal and 2 snacks in the car, which require just as much ‘hands on’ as holding a cell phone.

If the idea is that the only having one hand available for steering is a safety issue, texting should definitely be part of the law. That can even require 2 hands on some devices. Realistically, if the idea is to get more hands on the wheel, then the law should be you have to drive with two hands.

I think the bluetooth headset manufacturers gave the CA government a nice little campaign contribution in return for this new law!

July 9, 2008 at 2:21 pm 1 comment

Phone Toggler

Have you ever seen one of those people who while on their cell phone push the ear piece against their head while listening; and then while talking, puts the mouthpiece right up to their mouth?  The ear piece ends up sticking out away from their head as the shout directly into the microphone.  Why do they feel that is necessary?

June 5, 2008 at 8:56 am 3 comments