I don’t know if this is a local thing or not. The practice of showing off one’s importance in public turns some people off. Unfortunately, among the different sectors of society. those who are newcomers using the technology commit much of the spectacle.
When you receive a call, you answer it, right?
A call, being a private conversation, is handled with care. You obviously want to lower your voice, especially in public places, so as not to reveal any information you want to be secret. Common sense dictates that one should be wary of eavesdroppers.
What’s funny though, some folks even raise their voices when receiving calls. I don’t know if they wish getting everyone’s attention or simply to show off the latest model of the expensive gadget they use. Those in the background can either care or don’t.
On the other end of the extreme, a less fortunate individual may do the same loud display just to get noticed, that he has arrived i.e. he’s ‘in’. The self importance is obvious for personal gratification.
During those days of the first analog cellular phones, I must admit I was guilty of the practice, But not for the reasons stated above. I had the perfect alibi (laughs). My unit had a worn-out mic that the person on the other side barely hears my voice. A louder voice was a must,