sneezetone

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The inconspicuous cell phone ring
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Reader Clint writes:

Afraid of your phone going off during class, a meeting or in the middle of a movie? Instead of setting your ring tone to Honkey Tonk Badonkadonk, record the sound of someone sneezing and set it as your ring tone. This way, instead of annoying glares or interruptions you’ll know your phone still has its ringer on in a discreet manner.

Afraid of your phone going off during class, a meeting or in the middle of a movie? Instead of setting your ring tone to Honkey Tonk Badonkadonk, record the sound of someone sneezing and set it as your ring tone. This way, instead of annoying glares or interruptions you’ll know your phone still has its ringer on in a discreet manner.

Yes, this idea is a little weird, but I sort of love it. Granted, you’re going to have to be keen to the sound of your sneezetone (or coughtone, hiccuptone, throat-clearingtone), and it still might come off as totally bizarre to people sitting next to you, but this seems like a good step forward in cell phone etiquette – at least for those of you who’ve been caught with your ringer on one too many times.

If you don’t have this problem, let us know how you remind yourself to turn your phone off or down when a screaming ringtone is inappropriate in the comments or at tips at lifehacker.com. — Adam Pash

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