I have never had a reason to worry too much about chatting with people for any length on my cell phone. Working for PBI doesn’t encompass too much in the way of out-of-office emergencies and I spend most of my CLE work time communicating via email. I’m also simply not a person who spends a lot of time on the phone.
Law practice management consulting, however is another animal. I have quickly gone from rarely talking on the phone (and not even having a line installed at home) to chatting on the phone quite a bit. (I installed a line at home too, I’ll post on that process another day.)
The problem is (1) Cell phones, no matter the brand and the provider, don’t sound great and (2) I have a quiet voice.
So, I have finally succumbed and I bought myself a blue tooth headset.
I didn’t want to spend a lot, and I didn’t know if I would like it, so I ended up going with a mid-range Motorola which I purchased from Amazon. I made a point of purchasing a headset that I wouldn’t have to stick in my ear and would be comfortable for my rather small head.
Set up was very easy, I didn’t even have to open the directions except to find out which button corresponded to which feature.
I have to say, I find it very pleasurable to simply be able to click a button and speak to make a call, or click a button to answer one. I can simply keep my phone in my pocket or more importantly, not pick it up when I am driving.
The first call I made was to my dad, he constantly complains about how he can’t hear me on my cell phone. He told me I sounded great and he could hear every word I said. I could hear him quite well too.
So go ahead, take the plunge and look silly talking to yourself. At least you will be able to hear the person to whom you are talking and you won’t have to hold your very non-ergonomic phone up to your ear any more.