Suggestions for cell phone use

Lisa Odierno

Technology has come a long way since Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876. Land-line phones are a thing of the past with the advent of cellular phones, two-ways, and Blackberries. Manners of the new millennium generation have seemingly disappeared along with these developments.

While cell phones have been advantageous, they also have become a source of poor decorum and annoyance.

“When you’re in the middle of a serious conversation and someone’s cell phone rings and they answer it. That makes me furious,” junior Toni Mancini said.

For those who must drive and talk, it might be wise to use speakerphone or invest in an earphone device. Not only is it dangerous, it’s illegal in the states of Conn., N.Y., and N.J. It has also become a bad habit.

“From the time you get in the car to when you get where you’re going the person you are with is on the phone. They keep turning the radio down to hear the other person and you are left in silence,” senior Sarah Thomas said.

Here are a few simple rules of cell phone etiquette. Don’t subject other people to your conversations, especially in close quarters, such as on the shuttle or at the lunch table in the caf