Do you turn the ringer off your phone off at night?

@peanutjar (5251)
Canada
November 8, 2007 6:08am CST
Before going to bed,do you shut the ringer off on your phone?Do people call at your place early in the morning while your still sleeping?Here it starts at 6:00am,either wrong numbers or looking for my boyfriend,of course hes far in the woods working!GRR!I could eat them through the phone.I become the phone monster,haha.Or do you always leave it on?
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41 responses
18 Nov 07
All phones go off as soon as I'm in bed, lolz, or at least on silent. I can't STAND being woken up in the middle of the night, I swear, I'd quite happily murder anyone who woke me up. The most annoying thing is when you get a wrong number, who calls back about ten minutes later, when you've just managed to drift off again! From now on, the phone's unplugged.
@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
20 Nov 07
Hi babiixgiirl:) I feel exactly like you and turn it off. Peanutjar:)
@pyewacket (43941)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Well I have an answering machine that I leave on 24/7 and is a good way to screen calls--I don't have caller ID, but no I don't turn the ringer off. When I'm sleeping I seldom hear the phone ring, that's how deep I sleep..LOL
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@pyewacket (43941)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I find one way to deter unwanted phone calls now is with my message I have on my machine. You see for a long time we kept getting people calling for and about WIC, which is a food program for Women, Infants and Children. Most are Spanish speaking, so we'd answer the phone and they're are rattling off in Spanish, which No comprende, No Habla..LOL So my message seems to deter people from leaving messages, as I say Bonjour, comment allez vous? I cannot come to the phone right now, please leave your phone number and a brief message, and I shall get back to you as soon as possible. Merci beaucoup, Au revoir. So people aren't used to hearing french here and they hang up LOL Hey I could always do..Guten Tag. Wie geht is ihnen?. ....Danke. auf Weidersehen LOL
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
I guess i should put an english message,hahaha!!Youve lost me with the languges,hehe:) Peanutjar:)Have a nice day pyewacket:)
@Lifeless (2639)
• India
18 Nov 07
Yeah, I generally put it in a silent mode while I go to sleep in the night.. I receive a lot of msgs from my friends, which they send during the night, so I tend not to get disturbed with the noise...
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
20 Nov 07
Hi Lifeless. I believe if we want a good nights sleep,one of the things to do is turn the blasted ringer off,haha. Peanutjar:)
• Singapore
14 Nov 07
I normally switch off my phone when I sleep. After all, no one is going to call me at night and I can always check the messages when I wake. I rather have an uninterrupted sleep without disruptions.;)
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Hi there:)Yep,same with me.I do not feel like running up stairs to get a ringing phone while the boyfriend sleeps or my daughter.If she wakes up im screwed for the rest of the night and she will not go back to bed until she sees that im going and i dont want to,haha!Im having fun on here:) Peanutjar:)
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
No I don't shut it off. I keep it on. It can be an emergency from any family member. Actually anyone calling me during the time of midnight to 7 am better be an emergency :) I know that the way I learned it was that we don't call anyone after 10 pm or before 10 am, but my hours are different and a call just before midnight is acceptable. I don't get many wrong numbers, actually none in a long time, so I'm not worried about that.
@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Hi arkaf61:):)I have 2 people who i can consider and emergancy for me.It would be mu mom,my boyfriend but hes home sleeping and my daughter,shes home too.Other than those i have no other emergancy calls,so i turn it off.Im not close to the other family members of my mom,mostly because of their way of life:{ Peanutjar:)
@jcj_111776 (3228)
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
Lately, I found myself turning it off because my husband gets a little cranky when he suddenly awakens from unnecessary noise. He wakes up early in the morning to get ready for work and has trouble sleeping early at night. So, when he finally goes to sleep, I make sure that the room is eerily quiet.lol! So, if my sister suddenly thought of giving me a call or text message, if I'm still awake, I get notified by my phone's flashing backlight. Because my eyes are too busy glued at the screen of the computer, typing my responses to the Mylot discussions.
@u_sweet (18)
9 Nov 07
hi,.. i surely turn my mobile silent exactly after 10pm daily.. i dont like my mobile shouting in calm night.. yes i surely miss so many important calls and this created hell a lot of problems to me and my friends but i dont mind.. i want peace while nights.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Same as me!!10:00 its off,so tough luck for the person who calls and gets an endless ring!Hahaha.I love peaceful nights and this helps. Peanutjar:)
• India
9 Nov 07
Hi peanutjar........ well I own two cellphones! So I have suffer to suffer twice as compared to you. My 1st cell is only for my girlfreind, she only has my that number. So, no problem if rings it at midnight also. I love her very much and I am always ready for her wether its day or night! But my second phone is a real headache for me. I dont know why peaople call at night and early in the morning. I think they love to diturb others without any reason. So, I prefer to turn off my phone's riger off and keep it on vibration. I dont turn off its ringer and vibration both due to emergency purpose. Someone may require your help at midnight and in early morning also!
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
18 Nov 07
hi,oh your sweet for your girlfriend to have her own.Very nice:)Ive always thought of the emergancy thing,but always ended up turning it off anyway,oops! Peanutjar:)
@CarlHalling (3631)
• United Kingdom
9 Nov 07
No, I don't always leave it on. I try to remember to switch it off at night. It is often off during the day too.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
17 Nov 07
Hi CarlHalling. Yes,haha i always forget to turn it back on the next day and maybe only notice it around supper time,hehe. Peanutjar:)
@roberten (3134)
• United States
9 Nov 07
No, I can't but wish I could.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
17 Nov 07
Hi roberten. If it annoys you alot just throw it against the wall,i've tried that before,haha. Peanutjar:)
@djmarion (4909)
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
no, but i always put my phone on the lowest ringing sound and the message tone on vibrate mode. that way i could ignore the unimportant messages and just read it when i wake up and at the same time could still be able to answer an important call.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
18 Nov 07
Hi,i tried to change our ring noise but it only has 2 different settings and the lowest is still very loud,haha. Peanutjar:)
@nengs10 (3190)
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
I will not turn off my phone when im going to sleep because my Family and I are long distance,I want them to call me anytime,when they have Problem.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
18 Nov 07
Hi,that is a really good reason for not turning it off:) Peanutjar:)
@nengs10 (3190)
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
No,because my Family and I are long distance,so if they have problem there they can call me anytime they want.So that I will know whats happening there.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
17 Nov 07
Hi nengs10.Thats a very good reason for not turning it off. Peanutjar:)
@sid556 (31037)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I don't turn off my phone as I have an elderly and sickly mom as well as children that are out of the home. I get so very angry when someone calls at some rude hour for something trivial. I let them know that it is NOT ok to be calling at such hours.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
17 Nov 07
Hi,this is a good reason for not turning it off and yes they can be annoying alot those surverys. Peanutjar:)
@brendalee (6085)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I never shut the ringer off on my phone. My phone is out in the dining room and I cannot hear it ring if I am sleeping. I have an answering machine to take all calls so I don't miss something that might be important. I hate to be disturbed while I am sleeping so thats why I won't have a phone in my bedroom.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
17 Nov 07
Hi brendalee:) I wish sometimes i could not hear ours,the ringer is set at a level that is normal for it whcih is very loud!Haha.Yes,no phone in the bedroom for me either,before there was one and it went out fast. Peanutjar:)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I use my cell phone as my house phone, but as far as my cell phone I always leave it turned on. I always am afraid someone is going to need to get ahold of me at 4 in the morning and I would have never known it. Then again, if I leave my phone on and my friends keep calling me at 4 in the morning because they are all partying and im not, i'll just put the phone on silent and go back to bed. Sometimes, it can ring but I still won't wake up and see my missed calls in the mornings.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Hello:)The partying thing i went through that before,haha.Hey!come on over were having a party!!and its like 3:30 am,wow!I sassed quite a few out for the party calls,hehe. Peanutjar:)
@laurika (4537)
• United States
9 Nov 07
No i don't , but you got some point there. here it is the same, the people start to call at 6a.m. or little bit late and most of the time there are telemarketers or wrong number.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Hi laurika,thats one of the main things im talking about,about the telemarketers calling early in the morning to "catch" people home,so i just turn it off at might so they can ring all they want until thier ringers fall off!!Hahahaha! Peanutjar:)
@fanji008 (784)
• China
9 Nov 07
Well,I usually turn off the ringer when I sleep. Sometimes I even shut down the cell phone cause I don't wanna be disturbed by others while I'm sleeping. You know,sometimes when you're sleeping,then all in a sudden,the cell phone rang.That's sth which could be scaring. So if that's not the working day I just turn the ringer off or switch the cell phone off. During my working days I need the cell phone alarm to wake me up so maybe I don't turn it off.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Hi fanji008.Yep,its off here every night at 10:00 and when i wake up,i turn it back on or when i think of it,hehe.I just have to check the caller i.d to see we received an important call,which is never. Peanutjar:)
• Canada
9 Nov 07
Hi peanutjar! My hubby and I each have a cell phone so we never turn it off. We never get calls for eachother as our numbers are very different. None ever calls us early, and even if they did I'd be awake so no biggie lol. I get up early every morning to take the hubby to work, and don't bother going back to bed. I'm the kind of person where once I'm up and moving ... I'm up! Have A Great Day, PurpleTeddyBear.
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@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Hi PurpleTeddyBear.Im the same way,hehe,once im up,i stay up even if i walk like a zombie,haha. Peanutjar:)
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• United States
9 Nov 07
Our new phones do not have the option of turning the ringer off! This is frustrating when the phone goes off in the late hours of the night. ONce awake you can't go back to sleep.
@peanutjar (5251)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Hi,i know what you mean about not being able to go back to sleep.I have experienced this on several occasions and now i just turn it off. Peanutjar:)