Simple, common courtesy should be the rule with all phones, not just BBs.
I always assume that if someone is chatting or texting in public where I can hear/see, it is because they want to share, so I'm not above making it obvious I'm listening/looking. After all, if they didn't want me to participate, they would be a little more discreet.
And, for pity's sake, if you drive while on a phone or, heavan forbid, while texting or reading messages, don't do it around me. I would prefer to have you notice that you are not the only driver on the road, instead of being distracted and driving way too slow, switching lanes into space occupied by others and making last minute turns across several lanes of traffic. (Yes, I do live where there are way too many cars and way too many idiots not paying attention while on their phones.)
Just common sense really. . . . don't use it when it's inappropriate to do so, ie when driving (unless you're talking through a BT headset. . .absolutely NO texting etc!), in church, restaurant, cinema etc. I've also been out in company when the people you're with spend all their time texting other people. . .very rude! Also. . .if you're on a train and want to listen to music on it then use a headset & don't have it playing too loud. . .it's really frustrating when the person next to you is doing that and all you can hear is a faint buzzing/ringing/singing/drum beat in your ear!!
So we're at the theatre watching a movie, and buddy behind us spend the entire night on his Blue Tooth talking talking to all his ghetto friends. It was one call after another. None stop. He would not finish. If he wasn't there with a group of his 'BOYZ' I would have said something, but it was only my g/f and I. It was so rude of him though.
My rules changed when my wife got her bb and an addict. Now I can use it all the time, mostly I am txt'ing her. I would follow the same rules of a cell phone in public, no resturaunts, no move theaters ect.
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My experience with another user is....my boss. It worries me when he visits my theater and starts taking notes on his BB. A day later, I get that memo with "visit notes". Not a big deal....it's the suspense on waiting for what I need to do.
I can't stand when you are talking to someone and just get the "a-ha, yep" response when they are BB'ing while I'm talking to them.
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