Now you know – Who calls back when a cell phone call drops?

motorolabrickHere’s a lesson your parents probably didn’t teach you. Actually, it’s a lesson you could use if you talk with your parents using a cell phone: Who should call back when you’re having a conversation on a cell phone and the connection is interrupted?

1. if you initiated the call and it drops you call the other person back.
2. if you received the call and it drops you just wait for the call back.

From Richard Wolpert via Joi Ito, who suggests we should all pass it on.

Of course, like every rule, this has an exception. If you are a student or young adult and you’re talking with your parents on a cell phone and your incoming minutes cost less than the minutes you initiate, wait for them to call back.

  • No offense to the Richard Wolpert, but I tried to share this plan back in September 2007. I called it Dave’s Dialing Dilemma: http://blog.davemadethat.com/2007/09/19/daves-d

    He who calls, returns the call. Thanks Rex. It drives me crazy being stuck in phone-tag hell. 🙂

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • Oh and the Gordon Gecko image is awesome!

  • No offense to the Richard Wolpert, but I tried to share this plan back in September 2007. I called it Dave's Dialing Dilemma: http://blog.davemadethat.com/2007/09/19/daves-d

    He who calls, returns the call. Thanks Rex. It drives me crazy being stuck in phone-tag hell. 🙂

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • Oh and the Gordon Gecko image is awesome!