Are you allowed to use your phone inside the bank?
February 22, 2021 7:27pm CST
My MIL and I are inside the bank and there are many customers inside using their phones, like checking their fb and so on. But in some banks, such is not allowed. We are not allowed to make calls or send messages. Even the mere looking at the pics. In other words, no phones inside the bank. No idea, why this branch is so lenient with phones. How about in your country, do you have the same policy?
18 people like this
• United States
I wasn't aware phones aren't supposed to be used in a bank. (I just checked and yes, banks in the US prohibit the use of phones inside.) I just go in, do my transactions and leave. I don't have time to pull my phone out to do anything with it before I'm done and leaving.
• United States
@Janet357 Unless I need some unusual transaction, I usually stay in my car and use the drive-thru at the bank. Then, if the line is very long, I can do whatever I want in my car while waiting. (If the line is very long, I don't bother waiting... I just leave and try again later.)
what is the reason for the bank to make such a rule? In my country there are no rules, because not all who use cellphones are negative, it could be that he is waiting for someone's account number to make payments for buying and selling online.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
I think banks would prefer we don't for security reasons. Many phones (especially smartphones) have cameras on them. However, I've never come across an issue when it comes to using my phone. I've played games or other things while waiting to speak to someone. I don't make phone calls and usually remember to put the rinnger on silent or vibrate. But, then again, my husband is the only one who calls me with any reguarality.