How do you greet on the phone?

@app3ls (63)
Malaysia
July 30, 2008 1:34am CST
Do you usually greet your caller when you pick up the phone at work, not knowing who the person is? If yes, is it you or the caller greet first? Or you greet only if your caller greet you? Do you think it's rude not to greet back the caller if he/she greets you? I've this weird habit. If it's in the morning, I'll automatically say "Hello, morning ~".If it's in the afternoon, I'll say "Hello ~ " in a nice voice, forgetting the "good afternoon" part. The reason for this is "good afternoon" is a longer word to say. Shame to admit that I'm lazy to speak up. How about you?
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7 responses
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
I say "Good Morning" or "Good Afternoon" first and ask who the caller is and the reason for the call.
@bea_29 (321)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
usually in the office i always say hello and good morning or good afternoon then say this is la union review center how may i help you.. at home i say hello then greet and ask who is on the line..
@krisel06 (47)
• Philippines
30 Jul 08
I usually greet our caller like hello, good morning or good afternoon even though I don't barely even know the person in the other line.
@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
30 Jul 08
Well, the normal trend is to say hello first so that the caller knows you are online and can talk. Sometimes I do say, can I help you. At times I also just say kety, my name and the person starts talking.
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
30 Jul 08
I usually just say Hello. Plain just like that. I rarely add good morning or good afternoon or another greeting especially for unknown number. Well the same as you, I am too lazy to speak up in phone. I don't like phone.
@markrobb (76)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I look at the caller ID and Greet them by name. Of course that's what I do at home at work. It's totally different
• United States
30 Jul 08
I normally just say hello when I answer the phone unless I know who it is.