Habit of "SILENT" mode to your Mobile phone.?

Mobile. - cell phone.
India
September 25, 2008 7:19am CST
One of my friend who used to put her Mobile phone, turn into the Silent mode when we went for sleep in the night, So, if any of us will call her after her sleep, we willnot get any reply from her, she can call you after she walk up in the morning only, else if she found it in the night, she will message us, asking whether we are in walk up..? Even if travel in a bus for long distance, she used to keep her mobile in silent mode, when she start sleep, due to this, we will not be in a position to call and ask her where she exactly, how far she is comfortable in her journey etc.. Do you think that,is this a Good practice??Will you too have this type of habit that, keep your mobile in silent more when you went for Sleep?? Express you opinion please Have a good day.
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32 responses
@suicai (51)
• Malaysia
12 Oct 08
good discussion question chennai_b07..for me,it depends on situation weather v should silent our mobile phone onot...imagine during cinema movie time,phone of the person sitting beside keep on rangging..it make us feel annoying right?besides,it also show no respect on others enjoying their movie in theather...however,talk on the other way,i usually wont turn silent my phone during sleeping time. tis is because i need my phone's alarm clock to wake me up everyday..if i silent it,then gosh,i am sure gonna be sleeping till noon..lol
• India
12 Oct 08
Thanks for your response. Have a good day.
27 Sep 08
When i lived at home with my mum, I would put it on silent mode but have it so that it beeped (quietly) when I had a message or if someone was ringing me as didn't want to disturb my mum or step dad. Now I leave it on normal mode in case someone needs to get hold of me in an emergency even though they can ring the land line. My phone stays on all the time unless I'm at work where I try and turn it off as I cant get signal at work so its wasting battery power if I leave it on!!
• India
28 Sep 08
Thank you cinderella, thank you very much for your response. Have a good day.
@applefreak (3131)
• Singapore
26 Sep 08
i only switch my mobile phone to silent mode in two situations. one is when i'm in a meeting. it's so rude to have phones ringing when someone is trying to make a point. another is when i am catching a movie. i totally hate people whose phone rings during a movie. it gets worse if that person picks it up and starts to chat!!! other times, my phone is on ringing mode. i don't want to miss any important calls. cheers ;p
• India
26 Sep 08
Good practice, keeps this up. Have a good day. thanks for your feed back
@myLOL11 (80)
• Hong Kong
26 Sep 08
ummm... i am still a student, so when i am taking my lessons, i will turn it into "silent" mode but i turn the vibrating alert on so that i can know if someone call or sd message to me. In my opinion, turn the "silent" mode on is not a bad practise in some moments, for example, when u are having an important meeting, turn the mode on shows you respect to the meeting, or like me, being a student, if the mobile phone rings during the lessons, i may get publishment as i do not respect the teacher, also, when u want to sleep, u do not want any one to wake you up unless there is an important things, so i support turn on the silent mode in some sitution. But, in the sitution of your fd, i think she has abused the silent mode, ppl cannot find her no matter anything, but she can call u in anytime she want, what a terrible! I hope your frined will change this habit
• India
26 Sep 08
Thanks for your comments.. have good day.
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
Hi. My phone is usually on silent mode most of the time when I'm in public places. I just turn on the "vibrate" option. The only times that my phone is *not* on silent mode is when I'm at home or am waiting for a very important message/phone call. Otherwise, my phone is on silent/vibrate mode. As to whether it is good practice, well, it does have its pros - like not disturbing people when my phone goes off in the workplace or at meetings - and cons - like missing important messages/phone calls. I think I'm sticking to my practice, though.
• India
26 Sep 08
Thanks for your comments.. have a good day.
@icegermany (2524)
• India
25 Sep 08
it is sometimes a good habbit but not everytime. may be sometimes friends call us and we dont recieve a call but if the call is important and if there is any emergency or so dont you think it becomes important to recieve the call and take the mesage. i always use to keep my phone tone mode and never silect and if i keep it on silent its very rare. i use to keep my husbands on silect as he use to get more number of calls from his office even after comming back home and also when he is sleeping and i use to recieve it and if its important then i use to wake him up. or else i use to take the message.
• India
25 Sep 08
Yes, whenever yor are in any of the meeting or something, there is nothing wrong to kept your mobile in silent mode, and keep it vibrating mode, incase of any urgent call, you can respond if possible.. Have a good day.
• Pakistan
25 Sep 08
hibbit of silent is a good thing but some time not
• Pakistan
25 Sep 08
but my cell is always silent
@donburi (316)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
I myself also turn my phone in silent mode during my sleep as for it not to interfere with my sleep by waking me up. I believe turning your phone in silent mode is not really a bad practice and during the day I also turn on silent mode in my phone and set it to vibration mode. I only turn off silent mode when I'm at home for me to hear when someone is calling or texting me. I think the only downside of turning on silent mode while asleep is when you encounter an emergency of someone calling and you won't be able to respond fast enough as you were asleep.
• India
25 Sep 08
Thanks for your responses
• United States
20 Jan 11
I keep my cell on silent when I'm at a movie, at church, etc. However I always want to be reachable by people in case of emergency, so I use the method below to make sure I can be reached. http://blog.amwmedia.com/post/2828724537/wake-up-my-phone-in-an-emergency
• Malaysia
12 Oct 08
Hi Chennai_b07, you are from Chennai, i visited there before. Is such a nice place. To turn the phone to silent mode, previously that's my practice because most of the time i will in meeting. But later stage i don't do that anymore. One of the reason is i keep forgot to set it back to normal mode. That cause my mom keep calling me but i have no answering her call. So for those who usually set that, do not forgot to set it back too.
• United States
2 Oct 08
I would say it is a matter of personal preference. I certainly don't want people waking me up when they should know perfectly well I'd be asleep.
@enavnai13 (509)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
i do that all the time... during classes most especially... but even if i'm at home, i still keep my phone in silent mode. especially when my mother is around... coz years ago, she have this habit of reading my text messages even if it's not for her. and worst, she erase it all the time... and i'm not the open type who tells her everything especially when it comes to relationships. so up until now, i still keep my phone in silent mode so that she won't hear it... but even if she does, she don't do that anymore... good thing!!! hehehe
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
hi there. if i am at work... i usually do so... and if i am at church too.... i try to have cellular phone etiquette.
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
Like what you have said it is her habit well we cannot do anything about that. But me i don't usually turn my mobile into a silent mode. I just keep it in a very low low tone so that no one will be disturbed by it . I like my cellphone open so that i could get my latest messages unlike making it in a silent mode you can never tell if you have a message or a incoming call or not.
@ja_gwen (55)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
Hi, I have a habit of putting my mobile phone on silent mode when I'm in public places or outside, but it definitely on Vibrate mode so I know I have messages or a phone call. I do this because I don't want to draw attention with my loud alert tones when I'm in public places, but when sleeping, i don't do this. Keeping your phone on silent mode at public place will also help you not to draw attention from snatchers. But as for your friend,I think, he/she should put his phone on Vibrate mode so even if it is on silent mode, he will know if there would be a call or message, and answer emergency call.
@anne12d (676)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
I turned my mobile phone in silent mode whenever I went out of the house. I don't want people being disturb when they hear my ringtone or message alert tone. Even when I'm on duty at work, I turned it into silent mode. I don't want my co-worker noticed that I was texting or somebody just text. But the vibration of my mobile phone is on so I will know if somebosy texted me or callong me. But when I reached home, I turned my mobile phone to its normal mode. So that whenever I'm far from my mobile phone, I will know if somebody is calling or texting me vut I dont have a habit of turning my phone into silent mode when I'm going to sleep. I turned it off only when I have to charge the battery. Maybe she doesn't wanted to be disturb that's why she turned her phone in silent mode. There are people who was being awake with just a low tone sound and having a hard time sleeping again.
@rsa101 (24728)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
I usually avoid these since I am a forgetful man. I usually forget my cellphone where I last place it. I usually do is to call that phone and just trace the ring where it emanate to be able to find it. If the phone is on silent mode then I would have a hard time tracing it since I could not hear looking for it. When at night I still set it to ring mode. I seldom receive calls in the middle of the night anyway.
@shana123 (2096)
• India
26 Sep 08
I feel it is good habbit , because while we are sleeping we need a good sleep and it should be without any break in the middle , when some one is in deep sleep and if they are awake because of calls and things like that surely they will get health problems.. for me my dad and mom will also wake up if i keep in ringing mode and they will ask me to switch off so i do keep it in silent mode.. and if any important calls let them call our landline alone .. and moreover its nt good to have cell phone all the time near us.. i dint find any fault in your friend
@lanlan011 (701)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I put mines on vibrate because I have to go to school and I dont want it to go off. I dont plan on putting it back on sound because i might forget the next day when i go 2 school. once i did forget to put it back on silent and it rang in class. thankfully my teacher didnt notice. when i sleep its on vibrate. usually i dont feel the vibration so i miss any txt messages or calls.
@yenwie84 (1345)
• Malaysia
25 Sep 08
I only put my phone to silent mode when I am working,because I don't want to have disturbances during my working time. After I am off from working,I always off the silent mode. I think tuning the phone to silent mode is not a good practice,especially when there is any emergency. When someone wants to call us urgently and cannot reach us,I think the consequence would be bad,and the one who is calling us would be very worry. It's better not to practice this habit too often.