View Poll Results: Do you believe there should be rules of BlackBerry etiquette/use?

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  • Yes

    358 48.38%
  • No

    183 24.73%
  • Maybe

    199 26.89%
12-29-07 01:43 AM
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  1. Planagram's Avatar
    How can a BB user ever be considered rude?! We are superior...

    12-14-07 11:07 AM
  2. mrmetaldetector's Avatar
    It was really rude when my wife smacked me for playing church.
    Bah Hum Bug!
    12-14-07 12:51 PM
  3. kat's Avatar
    I don't like alot of rules. But I do believe that people can be rude on any kind of BB or phone. But No to Rules!!!
    12-14-07 01:06 PM
  4. LVMHgirl's Avatar
    BB etiquette should be the same as cellphone etiquette.

    - Turn your phone OFF or on silent at the movies. Even if you "never" get phone calls.

    - While driving, no using the phone without a headset. No texting whatsoever.

    - It's so annoying when people have these loud, obnoxious ringtones and they let them play. First of all, I think that in public places like banks, stores, offices or restaurants phones should be on vibrate or if you must have them on a ringtone, keep the volume on low and the phone within reach so you can turn it off or answer the call right away.

    - When you do answer the phone, please don't talk so loud that everyone knows what time you are going to the hairdresser or what you're having for dinner tonight.

    12-14-07 02:36 PM
  5. girlnextdoor's Avatar
    Well I say to each their own, but I think one etiquette rule would be that, if I sit my BB down...don't go picking it up and saying "ooohhhh ahhhh", ask me first!
    12-14-07 03:38 PM
  6. pjurbina's Avatar
    rules: do unto others as you would like for yourself. personally, i try, and i am really trying, to not bust out with it while someone is in front of me chit chatting.
    12-14-07 05:13 PM
  7. hshlevin's Avatar
    Rules provide boundaries and human souls best function within boundaries
    12-15-07 08:07 AM
  8. nikowa's Avatar
    No using your BB at the gyno!
    12-15-07 10:20 AM
  9. mysticv6's Avatar
    I think the rules are not really that different from a cell phone... Don't use it at dinner, unless its really boring, that sort of thing.
    12-15-07 03:02 PM
  10. mrsimonburns's Avatar
    No crackberry while you are operating any kind of machines- like a frickken car! Except of course for voice calls and using a handsfree headset
    12-15-07 03:26 PM
  11. mje5270's Avatar
    I believe any rule of BB or cell phone etiquette should always emphasize discretion, common sense, and an understanding of context.
    12-15-07 04:18 PM
  12. JesusFrek_LoveCanadians's Avatar
    im the only one i know who has a BB
    12-15-07 04:20 PM
  13. AaronRSE's Avatar
    I work in a retail gift shop some of the time and I always see/hear people on their bluetooth headsets looking like complete weirdos that are talking to themselves while shopping. It's quite commical, I understand the headsets purpose but not in small gift shop please
    12-15-07 05:13 PM
  14. Taegus's Avatar
    You shouldn't use it while driving or in theaters.
    12-15-07 08:16 PM
  15. TLD1's Avatar
    Lots of folks need to just use common sense when using their BlackBerrys or any other mobile device. If you have any feeling at all that it might be probably is.
    12-15-07 08:26 PM
  16. pinkgrl0411's Avatar
    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

    Posted from my CrackBerry at

    ha ha ha ha <3 it
    12-15-07 09:13 PM
  17. beartenor1's Avatar
    I'm still a newbie ... don't have any experience messaging on my Blackberry yet.

    I think the biggest problem is distracting other people in a meeting by typing on your Blackberry when they are trying to give a briefing.
    12-15-07 09:47 PM
  18. Darrell Greenwood's Avatar
    I like to leave my BB in Vibrate mode while in Public!!
    12-15-07 10:24 PM
  19. timothyj91's Avatar
    I think there are generally some socially set rules for blackberry ettiquette. I try not to use my bb while I'm talking to my friends face to face b/c we both feel like it's rude. It's just like any other phone - it's just better..
    12-15-07 11:19 PM
  20. San Diego Real Estate's Avatar
    No BB in bed unless they are on
    12-16-07 12:11 AM
  21. cheshillsgolf's Avatar
    The only rude use that I can think of is during a meeting with a Salesperson, client, or the CEO of our company, having them pause mid conversation to check their email. It can wait a minute or two. But, I know how they feel, Crack is a tough habit to kick.
    12-16-07 07:14 AM
  22. dbobier's Avatar
    Not many of my friends have a BB but my son in law does and it kind of irks me when he accepts calls or texting at family get togethers. Makes it hard to socialize.
    12-16-07 08:18 AM
  23. RichardF's Avatar
    BB rules may not be needed just common sense. That goes for all phones.
    12-16-07 01:04 PM
  24. graham's Avatar
    Not in theaters, quiet restaurants, places where silence is deemed appropriate.
    12-16-07 03:55 PM
  25. kentville's Avatar
    I try not to use it while driving and in restaurants and such.
    12-16-07 06:31 PM
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