The president of my corporate parent's office is terrible about taking calls while in large meetings. Nothing is more frustrating than having 10-15 highly paid professionals sitting around a table doing nothing while we wait for this guy to finish taking a call... talk about waste!
I say that BlackBerry etiquette is the same as phone etiquette. Don't carry on a conversation in a public place (like a grocery store) especially with a wireless headset. I don't need to hear your conversation. Another no-no is texting while in a conversation with someone else.
I feel they should be used when around non BB users. When we are around "our own" they can be thrown out of the window!!! Now join me in the BB prayer
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That really is the truth...and I love watching the transition when someone evolves (though some would say devolves) from non-user to user. All of the sudden they get it...the light comes on, the choir sings, enlightenment is bestowed (ooppss...sorry, got a bit carried away with the season).
"Most people are sheep"... its a quote i feel is true. Therefore, its more about the people. Chew with your mouth closed, Greet/Salutations your guests, don't drag your feet, use your BB/cell at appropriate times. I see too many people at functions trying to act as if they were a celebrity.
I can't stand when I have a meeting and people BB while we're talking about something as a group. There's times and places to use your BB, but when your obviously ignoring the person talking to you while you type away, that's just plain rude.
I don't know many rude blackberry users.. Most of the people I know have it for work & use it for that purpose only.. My only rule is : Do not pick it up & start playing with it when my boyfriend is talking & I'm supposed to be listening.. He gets so angry.. Sometimes it's just magnetic though & ends up in my hand with my fingers pushing buttons )
blackberry etiquette should be an extention of personal etiquette. It should be a no brainer that you don't interrupt face to face conversation to use your blackberry. You ought not disturb others in a restaurant, movie theatre, etc by using your blackberry. In short, the same manners that apply in face to face situations should apply to blackberry use.
I am not much on rules, but I do have manners and use them frequently. I guess this is a situational thing. I drive and text, but I wouldnt check emails during a wedding. Actually I wouldnt use my BB in a church unless it was an emergency. I can think of other situations like concerts and programs, but what makes those different from sporting events? I also tend to curb the use when I have company over or if I am entertaining a group of friends. I believe they deserve your undivided attention.
OMG HUGE pet peeve of mine, signs in places telling me it's NOT ok to use my cell phone wherever I'm at. Like, what if I'm standing there talking to someone who's with me I'm going to talk differently then I talk on my cell phone? NO. It's just these moronic people who think if they cant eavesdrop on BOTH sides of my conversation, they cant be completel. Stay out of my buis and stay out of my conversations.
It comes down to common courtesy.
Having a little respect for others around you...and those with you.
We were having lunch at IHOP... a lady was there with a child that was about 7, she spent the entire time talking on her cell, You could not help but to hear her conversation, it could have waited.
It was obvious the child was bored, he kept looking around,waiting for her to get off the phone. I felt very sorry for the child.
Not sure it's just Berry etiquette but mobile phone etiquette in general. Such as switch it to vibrate in the cinema or theatre. I guess not talking to those people who are marked as BUSY on BB Messenger would go down as general etiquette.
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