Alcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3272 times:
They are banned on our bank call centre. Even in the break area we are not allowed to use them. Apparently, you could be using them to text someone some personal details on a customer. So, what happened to using paper and pen to write down details and take them out the office? (which is more a security risk than texting).
Iakobos From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 3310 posts, RR: 36 Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3218 times:
Not sure if it applies everywhere in Europe, but the usage of cellphones is prohibited in all or certain parts of hospitals.
Simply a matter of possible "potential" interference with medical equipment.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11 Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3201 times:
Here in Oz, you can't use a cellphone in Hospitals (except the general area or something, because it interferes with medical equipment), Post Offices and certain Banks. But I've seen people ignoring all the rules and chatting away loudly...idiots.
USAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1824 posts, RR: 9 Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3174 times:
Cell phones are definately not banned in banks here, neither for customers nor employees. They're ok in the post office as well. As mentioned earlier, many hospitals don't allow the use of them outside of waiting areas.
FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 11 Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3110 times:
Some trains here have a special coach which forbids the use of mobiles, I think it's only on First (ironic name) Great Western services though.
Not allowed to use them in several parts of hospitals though.
It would really be nice if they could ban them from places like Busses (It's not funny when some dumbass shows his new ringtone for 20 minutes whilst stuck in traffic - Good job it wasn't that damned frog).
Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
Pilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2518 posts, RR: 48 Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3100 times:
are you kidding me....Turkey confuses me more and more each day...get this
with only 1/3 of the population well off enough to buy food and bread, there are 68 million people in Turkey, and 35 million cell phones! HOLY COW! And 85% of those 35 million cell phones are prepaid users. I mean....seriously...sometimes you see people here like poorer class, living in a tiny house, ande they've spent all their money on a couple of Nokia 6600s..... It just worries me a lot, my grandfather says the world and turkey are prducing more and more degenerates, and the population is becoming stupider. I guess image is becoming more important as we go along.
as for the bank thing, yeah right! the security guards here in Turkey use their cell phones because they have nothing to do. You can see them text messaging while sitting at their little desks....
The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
FLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1183 posts, RR: 10 Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3067 times:
Cell phones are banned in Peru's banks. I think it has to do with the notion that you can plan a robbery using a cell phone. There are no facts or statistics to support any ban on cell phones but you know how our countries are.
As far as the high number of cell phones in poor countries, it's the same story in Peru. Getting a landline is extremely expensive and, in many cases, impossible since the phone company has no lines reaching the poorer areas. People who drive taxis in Lima, for example, now have a "contact" number to do business. So, a cell phone becomes a lifeline. With the prepaid system, it's even affordable. And in Peru, the caller pays for the call so a cell phone user doesn't waste minutes if they receive a call, only if they make it. So you can call the taxi driver a hundred times and they don't waste their minutes.