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July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month
Written by Rachel McDevitt
Last updated on July 07, 2014 @ 7:07PM
Created on July 07, 2014 @ 5:56PM

We all know those people who are attached to their smartphone. They never put it down, they're texting all the time; it's annoying. This month, you can encourage them to put down that phone and just listen to you, because July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month.

According to a survey done by US Cellular, 63 percent of participants said they get upset at others for their excessive phone use. This month you can ask your friends to be courteous by putting away their phones when they're talking to you, when eating together, and especially when on a date. Locally, people said they notice this kind of annoying phone behavior all the time.

"Yeah it happens a good bit. In this day and age technology plays a big part. Most of my friends have girlfriends and stuff that they got to text and it kind of bothers you. You're trying to carry on a conversation and they're not giving any attention to you," said Lance Trent from Doddridge County.

Cell phone companies recommend you talk over ground rules with your friends so everyone knows what is bothering the people around them.

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