Cell phone ettiquitte.......

United States
January 1, 2009 8:30pm CST
I just have to know. My friend wigs out anytime she sends someone a text and they do not respond in what she consideres a timely manner (we are talking within 10 minutes...tops). So what are the rules here? Is there a time limit in which to respond to a text before you appear rude?
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
2 Jan 09
I used to be obsessive with my cellphone. I actually don't have one now. I think that you have to take into consideration people being busy and such, but other then that if you know the person isn't busy, then I would say ten minutes is fair in a response. Then again, It's nothing to get worried over unless the text is important. Or it has to do with feelings.
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• United States
2 Jan 09
I think that is her problem. she tries to handle very serious issues via text...so she sits on pins and needles waiting for every reply. I have tried to encourage her to just pick up the phone when she has to have that type of exchange with anyone.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
hi luvbrown! well, we also have to consider the other person--like in what circumstance he or she is in. i am also impatient. so if the other person does not respond immediately and i need to have answers, i make the call. but when they still don't pick up after the third call in several hours and they don't make a comment about it when we see each other, that is when i get pissed off. anyway, i try to respond as soon as i can to every query. but if it is not asking and just a forwarded message, i usually don't. i am very lazy when it comes to texting. good day and happy new year! :-)
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@aprilsue00 (1992)
• United States
2 Jan 09
I don't think that it is rude unless it was urgent. Sometimes I don't even get a text until hours after it has been sent. So it isn't my fault if I don't reply in a timely fashion. I figure that if it was really important they should have called instead of sending a text message.
• Norway
2 Jan 09
Some people demand too much