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British Phone Etiquette  
User currently offlineDFWLandingPath From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 211 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3773 times:

Everytime that I make a call to the UK something always feels awkward in terms of phone etiquette between me and the person on the other end. How does British phone etiquette differ from that of the US? Any do's and don'ts? Ususally me saying 'good-bye' at the end seems awkward.

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DFWLandingPath

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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3765 times:

Why does it seem awkward? If you met a friend in the street you would say bye when you parted? Saying bye makes an end to a conversation, but its ok to put the phone down on someone whos bothering you


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

I usually say 'see ya' or 'laters' or 'in a bit' to whoever i'm talking to, unless its someone from work in which case i'll say 'bye'. I don't really know any 'phone etiquette' though.

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