Do you talk loud while on the phone?

@lynboobsy11 (11346)
Philippines
May 23, 2012 1:01am CST
I'm on the public jeepney going to my best friend house. The lady who is beside me was talking on the phone with her friend in a very loud voice. She is laughing and joking such rude words. Were almost twelve passenger on the jeep looking at her. But she keeps on talking like she is the only one person on the jeep. Ann was calling me too, and she heard the voice of the lady who is talking, she ask me "mama who is that?" "is there a fight beside you?" I just whispered and told her the lady is talking on the phone with her friend. This is the same story the other day, me and my friend went on a shopping and we are on the bus. The lady who is on our back and also on the phone talking too loud. It makes me wonder does they really have to talk too loud or have to shout while talking? Why these people are so inconsiderate to others that's around them. Are they not ashamed of what are they doing? They keep broadcasting there stories and it seems they are not aware that there people who listen to them.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
23 May 12
They are everywhere (lols) I don't know and I don't understand as well, why they need to talk that loud. I wonder if there is something wrong with the phone's earpiece, or the other party is asking them to talk loudly (hahaha) How about fighting couples- on the phone, heard one?
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
23 May 12
hahaha not yet but giggling on the phone because she is so mad hahaha
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
23 May 12
oh, I thought she giggles because she's too excited and can't wait to get back home
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
23 May 12
she is so giggles but she is not shouting you can see how her face turn to red because of madness.
@sishy7 (27654)
• Australia
23 May 12
My mom does. But I think with her it has somewhat become a habit. In her time, telephone connections were probably not too clear, especially if it involved long distance. I usually call her from overseas and for some reasons she thinks I would not be able to hear her if she does not speak loudly over the phone. I have to constantly remind her that I can hear her fine even if she just speaks softly on her mobile...
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
23 May 12
haha yhea sishy your right in most cases older people are talking too loud on the phone. Like what you have told maybe it is a habit then.
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@sishy7 (27654)
• Australia
23 May 12
Could be some hearing problem too... You know how as we get older, our sight or hearing may not work as well as they used to...
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@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
23 May 12
No, I always talk in low tone. I would speak up a bit if the other party would complain about not hearing me. I think people talk loud on the phone, because they can't hear themselves well, and can't estimate if they are being too loud. There are also people who are just naturally high pitched or talks in a loud voice. They should be considerate enough, and find a private place so they can't disturb the world around them. What i hate so much are those taking calls inside the church and moviehouse, despite the warnings given.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
23 May 12
Yea but that's another side of the story Happy mylotting.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
23 May 12
Well, fortunately, I am still among the circle of people who use the mobile phone only for emergency calls. Now however, I think to be between a group of few, as also from what you described in your thread, it would seem that many people in open spaces speak loudly on the phone. And then think about how long are their conversations! I must say that these attitudes annoy me by these people. I for example if I happen to receive a call on your mobile phone, when away from home, I will limit myself to only speak of the essential and most discreet, certainly not aloud. Then it is not nice that all the people around you know how to our affairs!
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
23 May 12
I agree with you albellero, i used phone outside but my headset is connected on it so if someone called im the only one can hear it and put the mike near to my lips so it seems im only whispering.
@marguicha (91783)
• Chile
23 May 12
I don´t talk in cell phones while on a bus because I can´t hear well. In fact, I hardly use my cell phone. But I think that many people who talk too loud or watch TV too loud is not out of rudeness but because they have hearing problems. And I just heard a program on TV that said that our next generation has worse hearing problems than the old people because of cell phones, gadgets to listen to loud music all day and some very loud electronic games.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
23 May 12
I agree with you marguicha, this is the cause of over using high technology this days and the next generation ahead.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
23 May 12
The preference is for loud talk over the phone as it makes things quite clear and audible mutually. But due care is always taken not to have the vociferous tone disturbing to those around. Talking in a low voice would not create an atmosphere of emphatic gesture.
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@factorial (981)
• Philippines
23 May 12
She forgot GMRC (good manners and right conduct). I have also experienced calling/answering my cellphone while I was in a bus but I don't shout because I know the person in the opposite line is not deaf. And my mouth is nearer to my cellphone than the engine of the bus so no need to shout.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
23 May 12
I do use some headset so that i can whisper on the mike.
• Philippines
23 May 12
Maybe that woman just arrived in the city from mount hibok-hibok
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
23 May 12
she use cellphone for the first time.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
23 May 12
yes. we people from Asia normally talk loudly in private, in public, while travelling etc. Only a few of us talk at a low voice. Possibly you are one among them. I appreciate the problems you have in travelling in a share auto, bus when one two people talk loudly. in chennai, India we have more then three or four people talking loudly at the same time.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
23 May 12
for such problems tolerance, more tolerance is the key for success. But it is easily preached to others but difficult for self to attain.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
23 May 12
Hi ravisivan, That's why I didn't wonder why the crime rate increase in my country because most of the snatcher are watching those who are talking on the phone while in public.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
29 May 12
Uncle Ravi, indeed tolerance is the best way in dealing with these types of people in private especially while traveling. I ever traveled in buses where there are many these types of people who likes to shout and talk very loudly in public. What i do is ignore them. But sometimes felt frustrated by them, too.
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• United States
23 May 12
I like to whisper when I am in public so others can't hear my conversation. I don't like what I hear when I am listening to others on the phone. I think t makes me look at them longer to see if they will ever shut up.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
23 May 12
I hope people are just sensitive enough so they can feel what others felt to them.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
24 May 12
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
29 May 12
Lyn, it is quite usual in our daily life that we came across such type of people who likes to talks very loudly. I ever travel using buses and had seen many types of people who likes to talk very loudly. Most annoying is when the receiver start to shout and scold very loudly on the phone. It sometimes makes me feels very angry and giddy hearing these type of conversation. But what to do, tolerance is still the best way to set us free from involving into any unwanted troubles.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
29 May 12
I'm just looked at them and pretending that I'm listening to them so if they aware maybe they will start to lower their voice.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
29 May 12
Yes,some people are just shameless and inconsiderate, they love to broadcast their story through their cell phones, there are so many time i can heard these people using all sort of vulgar terms during their phone conversation in public, they will curse and used fu*k words in every sentence came out of their filthy mouth, i can never get over with this, it is so irritating and uncultured hearing these people talk on their cell phone in public. The funny part is they don't feel any embarrassment at all, no reservation and no restrain are exercised at all even though they know someone are around them and can listen to their conversation, i will leave that for you to figure out why?? Sigh!
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
29 May 12
they are just plain inconsiderate.
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
28 May 12
I have encountered this a couple of times as well. And yes, it does irritate me. The person may just be trying to tell the whole world that she got a phone and she is a person with friends who cares to talk and listen to her even with her irritating loud voice. We can always use our headsets so we could hear the person calling us clearly and the person will also be able to hear you without even exerting too much voice. We have a lot of pollution in the streets already, we don't want to add another noise pollution from inside the jeepney right?
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
28 May 12
I always have my headset to me so that if ever who called me I can answer them in a lower voice.
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
24 May 12
Having never talked on public in a phone because I think it is rude and obnoxious and I can guarantee you no one will care about any phone call I have, I couldn't say. On the regular phone at home, I would have say that I try to keep things down to a moderate level, but obviously when you get excited, sometimes your voice raises. But I try not to. Here's what really vexes me about people who talk about their phones on public. Yeah there is the type that talks rather loud, but there are the type that thinks that no one would obviously be annoyed. So when you look at them, disgusted, they act offended that you are eavesdropping in on their conversation. I could be behind a wall and still hear what you're saying, never mind right next to you.
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• China
24 May 12
but obviously when you get excited, soemtimes you voice raises. You're right, the most cases i find people talking aloud on the phone, they're either excited or angry, they don't even notice their voice is loud or not. I've once tried to talk with one of them, and he still talked aloud with me in the first two or three sentense, then went to a normal vocie, when he got back to his phone, two or three words later, his vocie raises, so i think maybe sometimes, they really don't know about it, they do it unconciously.
@meozard22 (872)
• Philippines
24 May 12
I also hate it when people are too inconsiderate to talk to their phones as loud as they could, not thinking that it bothers other people. I don't know if they just want to be boastful of their phone or they're just stupid not to notice that they look stupid, indeed, on what they do
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
24 May 12
crime rate increase because many phone snatcher are waiting for someone to use phone in public.
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
24 May 12
I do not talk loud while on the phone. I know it is a public place and try to speak softly, If i have to talk loud, i will tell the person that i will call him after i reach home. Talking loud really creates attraction among the whole crowd and it is a disturbance to the whole public. I too see people who are illiterate speaking very loudly on the phone to their friends. In the bus too we can see people talking loudly. I think it is their way of speaking. If a person cannot hear us from the other end then we are supposed to speak loud, if it is something important.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
24 May 12
If the the other did not hear us maybe just talk to him later.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
24 May 12
HI lyn! Nope. Actually I don't even like to talk on the phone at all and what you mentioned above is the reason why I hate it. Usually we tend to talk loud when using the phone-either landline or the mobile phone type. Most of the time the other side people won't hear you if you speak slowly than loudly. I am not sure whether I cold say we realized it or not. Every time I get calls I tend to cover my mouth with my hand while talking so I could control my voice. This will make the other person on the line asked me to repeat as they can't hear it, so I will asked them to just send me a sms. That is why I like sms more than phone calls~ (^^)
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
24 May 12
That's the nicest way to do.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
24 May 12
I also don't understand why many people can speak out lout on phone as if only he has a cellphone and he is at his house...It is really rude. I was in Japan, people in there very polite, they speak on cellphone too but not loud at all and every people around hear nothing from their talking. I love it...
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
24 May 12
That's a good example.
@venchaul (541)
• China
24 May 12
I suppose it is a kind of rude to speak alou on the phone, espcially in the public. So I often talked in low voice as long as my partner can hear me on the phone.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
24 May 12
• United States
24 May 12
Some people don't realize how loud they can sound while talking on the phone. I know my sister tells me all the time I am being loud while I'm on the phone. I sure if you had of asked her to quiet down she would of.....or it would started a fight.....never know in those situations.
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@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
24 May 12
Probably she would.
• Philippines
23 May 12
Talking out loud is not a crime so I guess, those who talk too loud inside passenger automobiles will not be charged for impeachable offenses. However, I would not be talking too loud but instead tell the one calling to call me back when I'm off the bus or car so I don't need to shout from my lungs. Those instances are common in public utility vehicles because of the sounds of the car which results in poor reception of sounds from the caller or the one called for. It's one thing to feel ashamed and another thing to enjoy letting other people know we're talking with someone.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
23 May 12
Your right talking too loud is not a crime, but it seems I might the one who will commit a crime because he's yelling near my ears I'm just joking....