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5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by TechPanda(m): 1:35pm On Oct 11, 2017
Have you ever watched someone making a phone call but then you can't help yourself staring at them and wondering where they come from?

If it turns out to be someone you probably just met, no doubt, they would definitely have left a bad first impression about them self.

And I bet you know how hard it is trying to correct a wrong "first impression".

But have you for a second tried watching yourself while you're on the phone?

Lol.. Sounds crazy right?

Yeah...

Just as it may sound crazy, it's even funny and to a point embarrassing; if only you could see yourself with a third eye.

Here're 5 Ways You've Probably Been Making Phone Calls That Makes You Look Local

1. Demonstrating on the phone

Do you remember the last time you saw someone demonstrating while making a phone call?

You may already be smiling right now if you can relate.

I've seen folks do this... the last time I saw this was last week and the guy on the phone was like;

"Yes, If you enter the house, go upstairs. By the left (with his hands pointing to the right like the person could see him) you'll see 3 doors. The first one leads to the bathroom, the second leads to the visitor's room. Enter the second room, by your left, you should see a tall wardrobe (still demonstrating how tall the wardrobe is)."

Lol... That's crazy.

Demonstrating while on a phone call is like spraying perfume just before you take a passport photograph. It's definitely of no use.

And if someone sees you doing that, they'd sure look you like you're local.


2. Talking too loud when there's an earphone on your ear

Shout out to all those who can't make a phone call without using earphones. You sure rock!

While most of them use earphones with some swagger, a lot of them pretty much get their self deaf with it.

Very much the same way they behave (talking too loud) when they have an earphone fit into their ear and probably listening to one of Wizkid's Hit songs.


3. Placing your phone on your ear while it's charging

I'll want to believe you don't already do this cos it's "wrng."

Yeah! You heard me right. It's so wrong that I forgot to spell "Wrong" right.

There's no techki explanation for this aside from the fact that it could shock your ears like how the Flash got struck by lightning. Of course, that's techki enough.

But there're health consequences of doing this.

I stumbled on this post of this Nigerian living in China who's phone exploded when he decided to charge it and make a call at the same time.

And after going through comments on post speaking on the dangers of making calls while charging phones, I discovered that a lot of consumers are asking if there's a particular ear one should use to answer phone calls

Well, there sure is. Paul Samuel - FitnessDoctor got it covered in this article - Here's Why You Should Use Only This Ear To Answer Phone Calls

You should check it out.

I'll advise you unplug your phone from charging just before you receive or make a phone call,

If you don't, you won't only look local, but you stand a chance looking like a dead meat.

4. Holding your phone with the back speaker on your ear.

Now, this is something you see guys and chicks with Nokia torch doing.

Couple of times, I've asked folks why they do this but they keep giving me the same answer - "the phone speaker is placed at the back of the phone"

To a point, that reason almost made sense until I asked why don't they make calls with the back of their Infinix phone on their ear.

Lol... Am still waiting for an answer though.

Probably you can give me one in the comments below. Come to think of it; Infinx places its phone speakers at the back their phones and if you ask me, those speakers are loud enough to get your call done.

5. Putting calls on the Loudspeaker while in public places

While I may consider this to some sort of show off, I also think it's local.

About a month ago, I was in need of cash so I went to the bank to make a withdrawal.

On getting there, I met a queue and just behind the queue was a crowd also waiting to use the ATM machine.

You know how it is when you meet a queue and you're trying to find out who's last on the queue? Well, I didn't even bother asking - it was no use.

After standing for close to 7 minutes, I was beginning to notice the crowd's frustration at the regressive movement of the queue when a phone call come through.

Initially, I thought it was my phone ringing but on seeing the lady close to me raising her phones to her ears to answer a phone call, I realized it wasn't my phone ringing and we had the same ringtone.

Honestly, I was starting to like her cos I felt we already had something in common (having the same ringtone is just okay to start a conversation)

So I felt until... she blew it.

With all that noise at the ATM stand outside the bank, she turned on Loudspeaker to pick her call. And from the sounding of her voice, I'm guessing it was her boyfriend.

The call lasted over 10 minutes (just before I got angry and decided to cut in lines). From the conversations I managed to eavesdrop, she was sounding so innocent, speaking with a crazy intonated feminine voice which I believe she was forming.

At some point, she was like... "Dear, I can't hear you clearly, I think the call is breaking"

And I was like...

"What's this girl up to, even a deaf man knows you can't hear someone clear when you have the loudspeaker turned on in a noisy place."

Something told me she was trying to hit on me but deep down, my soul wasn't ready to give it a chance.

And here's where this story ends, I made use of the ATM machine before she did and she ended up looking less romantic and more local to me.

How do you answer phone calls, are you guilty of any of these, what other ways do people make calls that look weird to you? Share your thoughts.

As shared on Techkibay | http://www.techkibay.com/2017/10/5-ways-you-answer-phone-call-in-public.html

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by Jagermeister(m): 3:18pm On Oct 11, 2017
In one of my trips to Ibadan, I once saw a grown man stomach-flat on the floor talking and acting like he's lost it.

I thought he was mad or maybe ordered to lie down on the floor by soldiers at best.

Until I saw a phone on this ear talking away and laughing.

Then I knew there was fire on the mountain.

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by TechPanda(m): 3:34pm On Oct 11, 2017
Jagermeister:
In one of my trips to Ibadan, I once saw a grown man stomach-flat on the floor talking and acting like he's lost it.

I thought he was mad or maybe ordered to lie down on the floor by soldiers at best.

Until I saw a phone on this ear talking away and laughing.

Then I knew there was fire on the mountain.

cheesy cheesy cheesy What manner of man could that be?

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by NLOwner(m): 3:41pm On Oct 11, 2017
Those Nokia torch phones have no earpiece in the front like is obtainable in other phones..

It has just one speaker behind it and that speaker can't be heard from the front except you put it in loudspeaker.. So if you don't want to put the call on loudspeaker, just flip the phone to the other side and make your call!!


I used to judge the nokia torch users too from a distance until I had to use a friend's own, I then understood their plight..

If you open that phone, you'd see it doesn't have a earpiece..!



and I'm damn sure the infinix phones you're referring to all have earpieces at the top of their phones separate from the speakers at the back..

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by ibawon(m): 3:47pm On Oct 11, 2017
FP material
I dislike it when people receive calls through earphones and talk just too loud.
I be like are you normal sha

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by Jagermeister(m): 4:04pm On Oct 11, 2017
TechPanda:


cheesy cheesy cheesy What manner of man could that be?

Oh this guy, you want me to put myself in trouble with my own mouth (fingers).. grin

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by TechPanda(m): 4:26pm On Oct 11, 2017
NLOwner:
Those Nokia torch phones have no earpiece in the front like is obtainable in other phones..

It has just one speaker behind it and that speaker can't be heard from the front except you put it in loudspeaker.. So if you don't want to put the call on loudspeaker, just flip the phone to the other side and make your call!!


I used to judge the nokia torch users too from a distance until I had to use a friend's own, I then understood their plight..

If you open that phone, you'd see it doesn't have a earpiece..!



and I'm damn sure the infinix phones you're referring to all have earpieces at the top of their phones separate from the speakers at the back..

You Said Quite Well.

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by TechPanda(m): 4:29pm On Oct 11, 2017
ibawon:
FP material
I dislike it when people receive calls through earphones and talk just too loud.
I be like are you normal sha

Heheh... That Makes It Two Of Us.

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by muller101(m): 5:46pm On Oct 11, 2017
Shouting on phones give that to the Yorubas,igbos hausas , and all other tribes from the Niger Delta region grin .

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by Essentials1(m): 6:30pm On Oct 11, 2017
cc: lalasticlala

Techpanda, next time just put his name there to get a good thread to fp faster... grin grin grin grin

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by khadaffi(m): 6:31pm On Oct 11, 2017
NLOwner:
Those Nokia torch phones have no earpiece in the front like is obtainable in other phones..

It has just one speaker behind it and that speaker can't be heard from the front except you put it in loudspeaker.. So if you don't want to put the call on loudspeaker, just flip the phone to the other side and make your call!!


I used to judge the nokia torch users too from a distance until I had to use a friend's own, I then understood their plight..

If you open that phone, you'd see it doesn't have a earpiece..!



and I'm damn sure the infinix phones you're referring to all have earpieces at the top of their phones separate from the speakers at the back..

You've answered the question

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by gbzed(m): 7:36pm On Oct 11, 2017
That demonstration on the phone is common and I also do it but not to the extent of raising my hands to say how tall a wardrobe is, I do it mostly when I'm having a disagreement on the phone. You wouldn't even know when you start shaking ur head in disagreement

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by Nobody: 8:03pm On Oct 11, 2017
Ah ah
Babalawo are good at demonstrating on the phone
Assuming he is calling his client and he now insults him
Just drop the phone and give it a resounding slap.
Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by owem19(f): 8:05pm On Oct 11, 2017
Bros na naija we dey,no go d form oyibo for here tongue

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by Nobody: 8:41pm On Oct 11, 2017
When you carry POWER bank and phone dey answer call at the same time
Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by wins18(m): 9:09pm On Oct 11, 2017
She will be calling me but each time I pick the call she won't talk audibly, I hate it when you wisper on phone as if you wan reveal a secret, I had to accuse poor airtel of bad network just to end the call and get a relief.
"babe, lets text already"

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by TechPanda(m): 9:14pm On Oct 11, 2017
owem19:
Bros na naija we dey,no go d form oyibo for here tongue

Heheh. grin Someone Is Feeling Guilty Already?

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by inedujac: 9:58pm On Oct 11, 2017
Those who care about what poeple says or think, are those that bleech their body. Some wil even commit sucide becouse of what pple says about their situation. My broda if no like me go to hell!

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by danieljessy: 10:07pm On Oct 11, 2017
How about placing d phone on your mouth each time u want to say something, like say if e day your ear u talk d person no go hear grin

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by ellahzy(f): 10:27pm On Oct 11, 2017
This thread reminds me of a man I sat close to in a bus. He was shouting at the top of his voice (I guess he was talking to his son) he kept on saying "shut up and tell what you did with 20k, I will slap you o" and he was just demonstrating, he mistakenly hit someone in front of him.

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by Nobody: 2:48am On Oct 12, 2017
oga
This out makes no sense. If your phone makes you look local then you shouldn't be carrying it around. Case closed. Nothingike how to answer it.


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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by TechPanda(m): 5:13am On Oct 12, 2017
ellahzy:

This thread reminds me of a man I sat close to in a bus. He was shouting at the top of his voice (I guess he was talking to his son) he kept on saying "shut up and tell what you did with 20k, I will slap you o" and he was just demonstrating, he mistakenly hit someone in front of him.

Heheh... He Just Entered "One Chance"

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by Jacktheripper: 5:55am On Oct 12, 2017
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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by Lagbaja01(m): 7:30am On Oct 12, 2017
I don't care if im bn called local...what matters more is the rate of cash inflow to my bank account....n besides, a faulty phone or bad network could lead the points u listed.

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by nerdfrost(m): 9:02am On Oct 12, 2017
grin grin old men are guilty of this.. There was a time I was travelling back to lag. A fone rang in the bus..it sounded like mountain black and mad melon were having a heated argument grin
To worsen the case,the old man was answering the call like an epileptic patient, jumping up and down while demonstrating to the person on phone how to find his tobacco bag in his room cool.....omo me I just taya that day oo

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by ruggedtimi(m): 9:31am On Oct 12, 2017
i was inside a trotro(bus) in accra and suddenly about three person's phone rang, they all picked at same time answering "yesss helloo".*(i wish i can drop a voice note on this)
Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by TechPanda(m): 9:34am On Oct 12, 2017
fidalgo19:
Ah ah
Babalawo are good at demonstrating on the phone
Assuming he is calling his client and he now insults him
Just drop the phone and give it a resounding slap.

Hehe... Messangers Of The gods You Mean?

RedOil And EgusiSoup . Hope You Don't Demonstrate On The Phone grin
Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by Fidelismaria: 11:02am On Oct 12, 2017
grin
not guilty
Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by HarveyDeven: 11:14am On Oct 12, 2017
Talking too loud when there's an earphone on your ear

Yep, this is so me! smiley
Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by Donaldsonlaura: 11:32am On Oct 12, 2017
Lol
Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by Prymestrr(m): 12:37pm On Oct 12, 2017
Donaldsonlaura:
4. Holding your phone with the back speaker on your ear.

Now, this is something you see guys and chicks with Nokia torch doing.

Couple of times, I've asked folks why they do this but they keep giving me the same answer - "the phone speaker is placed at the back of the phone"

To a point, that reason almost made sense until I asked why don't they make calls with the back of their Infinix phone on their ear.

Lol... Am still waiting for an answer though.

Probably you can give me one in the comments below. Come to think of it; Infinx places its phone speakers at the back their phones and if you ask me, those speakers are loud enough to get your call done.
Dude shut d f*ck up if u aren't properly informed. Presently, I make calls with my Nokia torch phone while holding the back speaker to my ear, why Because the IC that controls the headset feature is on fritz thus causing the phone to remain in a perpetual headset mode, showing headset symbol on the home screen even when no headset is plugged in. This means that when I make calls, I can't hear a thing from the front speaker leaving me with the only option of using loudspeaker, now what I do is to reduce the volume on loudspeaker such that I can listen with the speaker close to my ear at a normal sound.
Make your proper research before spewing thrash.

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Re: 5 Ways You Answer Phone Call In Public That Make You Look Local by ewizard1: 12:55pm On Oct 12, 2017
NLOwner:
Those Nokia torch phones have no earpiece in the front like is obtainable in other phones..

It has just one speaker behind it and that speaker can't be heard from the front except you put it in loudspeaker.. So if you don't want to put the call on loudspeaker, just flip the phone to the other side and make your call!!


I used to judge the nokia torch users too from a distance until I had to use a friend's own, I then understood their plight..

If you open that phone, you'd see it doesn't have a earpiece..!



and I'm damn sure the infinix phones you're referring to all have earpieces at the top of their phones separate from the speakers at the back..
No sir, those phones actually "Don't have a dedicated earpiece" but it has an earpiece.

The one speaker in that phone serves as. The Earpiece, The Speaker and the Vibrator.

When the phone rings, there's a component that tells the speaker to "ring aloud" using the speaker function. When the call is taken, the component switches the speaker to work as a "earpiece"
and sound goes through a space to be hear on the front side (earpiece side)

You see people use the back of their phones because that component has broken/stopped! the fact is 7 of 10 people who would buy that phone would suffer the issue cause it is known with those phones.

Those phones are Nokia 105, 100 etc.

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