I've been noticing people walking in public holding the phone in a supine position pointing forward (like someone aiming a TV remote control) and looking down at the phone while they talking into it instead of paying attention to where they are walking. Is this a thing now?
Proper use of a speaker phone
|by Anonymous||reply 34||September 18, 2023 2:10 PM|
A thing like a fashion trend that someone like you wants or should follow??
|by Anonymous||reply 1||September 18, 2023 1:16 AM|
It's been a thing for a decade at least OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||September 18, 2023 1:16 AM|
It's been a douche thing to do for a while. They don't want to put the phone up to their head. It's fucking asinine.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||September 18, 2023 1:17 AM|
Yes. It is only going to get worse
|by Anonymous||reply 4||September 18, 2023 1:22 AM|
I have seen more and more older people with the speaker phone on but holding the phone to their ear like it is not on. It is so bizarre.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||September 18, 2023 1:23 AM|
What’s the frequency, Kenneth
|by Anonymous||reply 6||September 18, 2023 1:24 AM|
I blame the Real Housewives franchise.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||September 18, 2023 1:24 AM|
There is no reason it should be illegal to kill these pieces of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||September 18, 2023 1:29 AM|
R8 some feel that way about op
|by Anonymous||reply 9||September 18, 2023 1:33 AM|
9G R6. From the lamp posts and phone towers.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||September 18, 2023 1:33 AM|
It’s really obnoxious. Speaker phone should only be used behind closed doors
|by Anonymous||reply 11||September 18, 2023 1:35 AM|
People who use speakerphone anywhere outside their home or a closed office are complete trash. I travel a lot for work and I constantly see disgusting Don Jr's on their speakerphone as if there is no one else in the airport besides them.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||September 18, 2023 1:35 AM|
I mainly see chicks doing this. Never seen a guy do it.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||September 18, 2023 1:38 AM|
I wear AirPods Pro
|by Anonymous||reply 14||September 18, 2023 1:40 AM|
r13 In the airports, I actually ONLY see men doing it
|by Anonymous||reply 15||September 18, 2023 1:41 AM|
R5 Some old people have hearing issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||September 18, 2023 1:52 AM|
They are trying to look cool, only it's so out of date like taking a selfie with duck lips pose.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||September 18, 2023 3:31 AM|
They’re on a video call.
I honestly can’t recall the last time I heard someone talking with the speaker on. Everyone wears ear buds.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||September 18, 2023 3:38 AM|
It's not a video call. They hold the phone horizontally with the screen facing up a few inches away from their mouths.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||September 18, 2023 3:40 AM|
They're not looking at the screen. Their eyes are usually darting all over the place while they talk as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||September 18, 2023 3:41 AM|
They’re all assholes and should be shot.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||September 18, 2023 3:44 AM|
I blame Apple engineers for this. When the iPhone used to have a shitty single speaker at the bottom, hardly anybody did this. But a few generations ago, they drastically improved the sound by having it come from both the earpiece and a separate speaker at the bottom, creating a louder, richer, stereo sound. And we’re all being victimized by it.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||September 18, 2023 3:47 AM|
R21 is Mrs. Garrett after a few cocktails
|by Anonymous||reply 23||September 18, 2023 5:41 AM|
Well I think we found one of the people who engages in this behavior. R9 Exhibit A.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||September 18, 2023 7:32 AM|
[QUOTE] I honestly can’t recall the last time I heard someone talking with the speaker on. Everyone wears ear buds.
Not where I live. I see (and hear) people in stores on speaker phone, out in parking lots. It's usually Hispanics doing this.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||September 18, 2023 7:36 AM|
I've heard it in restaurants with table service. People will put someone on speaker with that loud tinny sound.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||September 18, 2023 7:38 AM|
I believe for women it’s to stop getting your face-full of drag queen/kardashian-esque makeup all over the screen which it would if you held it to your ear… why men do it, I have no idea. They then have to shout as all the ambient noise around them is picked by the microphone when it’s held like this.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||September 18, 2023 8:09 AM|
How many times have you heard full blown conversations people have in ther cars in a parking lot with the phones connected up through the car. I heard a guy talking to his I assume wife or gf telling her how perfect her tits were. This was in the target parking lot lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||September 18, 2023 2:01 PM|
R28 I was in a local parking lot and two young adults were smoking a joint in their car and when they finally got out they had a toddler in a stroller with them. Nothing surprises me these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||September 18, 2023 2:04 PM|
These trash need to BUY SOME FUCKING HEADPHONES. I've been tempted to walk up to some of these freaks and just give them my own gd headphones.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||September 18, 2023 2:05 PM|
People who use speakerphone in public should die of gonorrhea and rot in hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||September 18, 2023 2:07 PM|
The proximity sensor on my phone is messed up so that when I put the phone next to my ear, the screen stays on and I end up accidentally turning on the flashlight/opening Google Wallet/activating Do Not Disturb mode/you name it with my face. So I started using speaker phone for all calls, but only inside my house. Because R31 is correct.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||September 18, 2023 2:08 PM|
I was sitting at a counter having breakfast a couple of days ago and a guy at the other end was having a conversation with his speakerphone on. The guy next to him ask him to take it outside.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||September 18, 2023 2:09 PM|
R30 that would require them to exhibit some common sense and consideration of those around them. They have neither.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||September 18, 2023 2:10 PM|