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Do you answer the phone giving your first name, or do you just say "hello".

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I actually do sometimes, and find this is generally after I have been at work, where we do announce the name of the firm followed by our own name.

I also tend to do it on the mobile sometimes and especially if I am expecting a business call.
by Finy
When I was little I was taught to answer the phone by saying the number and my first name. As I got older,I continued this with the home line but at work I gave the business name and then my own name. Now that I do not work,I just say a cheerful hello,except on special days when I will open with Happy New Year,Happy Easter,Merry Christmas or whatever.....
Not usually on my mobile as they are generally personal calls, an exception will be if I am expecting a business call or it is an listed number.
by Zen
I state my first and last name at work. Personal calls I just say hello. If I know the number that is calling me I say hello [name]
by AJ
Yes I tend to as I am a marriage celebrant (part time) and like to sound a bit official..if you know what I mean...better than 'Gudday'!!!
by fran
Nope. It's almost always a "hello".
Just a 'Hello'. I don't want people from telemarketing companies or wrong numbers to know my name ( they already have my phone number !).
by BK
Most telemarketing firms will already know your name from the phone bill/records, I've found that they then ask for 'Mrs Witt', expecting I'm married.
by amanda
Yes. Its Hi then with my first and last name.
No. I say, "Hello" and I wait for the person who has called me to tell me their name.
by Vee
When I see a number I do not know.
by Gia
Yes, common courtesy
just say hello, usually let the phone answering machine come on first before answering as then the calls from people trying to sell something can be weeded out. yes my phone is on the do not call register, but calls still seem to get through.
Never on home or mobile! That's for security, & I can then 'field' the call to MY satisfaction! 'Hello' is sufficient, & go from there.
My idiot m/i/l used to answer with her full name AND phone number, until I pointed out that was dangerous & stupid, as person PHONING her must've known the number anyway!

Donjo, whatever you write makes me laugh.
by fran.
Oh! Fran, thank you for saying that! I try & put a little humour into my comments, when possible, because in this day & age, we ALL need a good laugh! Cheers!
by donjo
Wahahaha! Mrs Boooookaaaaay, the lady of the house speaking.
by Rice
Very good, Rice! I enjoyed that! Hahaha!
by donjo
For security, 'hello' is all that's needed. You can 'field' the call from then on.

Charity callers get a 'not interested, remove my name & number from your list immediately'.

Indian call centre persons' get hung up upon.

Genuine callers make themselves known at outset of call, by saying their name & Company's name.

If it's a relie or friend, I'll recognize their voice anyway!

My very dumb & stupid m/i/l used to answer the phone, not only with her full name, but also her phone number! I pointed out to her, in no uncertain ways, the folly of doing that! It didn't occur to her idiotic brain that the caller ALREADY knew the phone number he/she was dialling!

A phone was my 'tool of trade' so extremely well aquainted with its' foibles!







Indian callers get hung up on.


Oops! Sorry for 'double' reply!
by donjo
Thanks for the double laugh………and I do the same as you.
by fran.
Was it a double entendre then?? Heehee.
by Rice
Oh! Rice, wasn't even a 'double-intend'! In my enthusiasm, I answered 2nd time, not realising I'd ALREADY answered it! Duuuuhhhh........
by donjo
just a hello!. Too risky these days to hand out your name to people you don't know yet.

by o_m
NO, not any more. Say for the last 18 months, whenever I do announce my name on answering the phone, it is to answer a call that is a salesperson on the other end or, in short, someone I don't want to speak to. No, not anymore, I'm too busy. In fact, I answer the phone very rarely now.
NO, not any more. Say for the last 18 months, whenever I do announce my name on answering the phone, it is to answer a call that is a salesperson on the other end or, in short, someone I don't want to speak to. No, not anymore, I'm too busy. In fact, I answer the phone very rarely now.
Oops a daisy….double answer
by fran.
I never say my name as I have an unlisted number. If it is a telemarketer they get a time out in the empty washing machine.
by Rice
Oh! Rice......I know, you just wanted to create a little 'Sir Echo'!
I did ROFL at that, though......very clever!
by donjo
evil* . . . .. muwahahahahaha.
by Rice
Only when I'm at work.
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