We have introduced a series of measures to combat mobile theft. This page details some precautionary steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of street crime.
Orange believes that we have an important role to play in educating users about wireless etiquette and using of Mobile phones. Such rules of etiquette are fundamentally based on concepts of courtesy and respect responsibility and courtesy.
We stress that this advices should only be construed as guidelines and that individual circumstances will require a flexible approach. At the end of the day, the best etiquette rule of all is to put you in the other person's shoes and act accordingly.
It is generally accepted that there are some places where people should never talk on a mobile phone and where even the ringing of a mobile phone would be considered unacceptable.
In most countries, religious places, business meetings, movies and stage shows, funerals, concerts speeches and lectures are the sorts of gatherings where the ringing of a phone and the carrying on of a telephone conversation is likely to be considered an unacceptable and rude interruption or distraction. Whispering into the phone is no more likely to be considered acceptable than whispering to a neighbor.
But this does not necessarily mean that mobile phones must be switched off or that they cannot be used at all. If continuing communication is vital on these occasions for whatever reason, you should consider changing your phone alert setting to vibrate silently and, if appropriate, using the keypad of the phone to transmit SMS text. Or Mini Call. Alternatively, allow the call to proceed to voice mail and retrieve any message later.
Passenger in some public transport, such as trains, may have expectations of quiet which might be offended by loud phone conversations. For this reason, some trains offer "quiet zones" and mobile-free cars. In unrestricted cars, it may make most sense to simply speak quietly. Given technology improvements and increased microphone sensitivity, one generally can speak softly and still be easily understood by the other party.
Small, enclosed public spaces are usually not the best places for mobile phone calls. In a crowded elevator, for example, it may be best to simply ask anyone who calls to wait for a moment. As in all other cases, we encourage you to be respectful of the reasonable expectations of those around you.
Streets and sidewalks are completely appropriate for walking and talking. But it's important to remember how easy is can be for an intense conversation to distract you from paying attention to traffic. And shouting into a mobile phone is no more acceptable to passers-by than shouting to a companion. This is especially true in remote areas.
The whole civilized world should more or less know by now how to behave with a mobile phone. Camera phones, however, are new and exciting devices that make it possible to snap photos and share them with a large audience in a matter of seconds. Camera phones definitely are fun and useful devices, but are also potentially harmful if common sense is forgotten. To address this, it's time to introduce camera phone etiquette:
While emergency help should be sought even where there may be doubt as to the 'emergency' nature of the situation, you should recognize the unique public service offered by emergency assistance services and refrain from abuse. Unwarranted calls may not only be inappropriate; they may be illegal.
Mobile phones are modern lifesavers, summoning needed help anytime anywhere. Hundreds of emergency calls are made daily. Emergency assistance services attest to countless stories of life and death rescues that were made possible or expedited because of an emergency call.
If you must use the phone while the car is in motion, please remember to:
Orange extended its services to include an emergency number '0122-111-0000' by which you can get help on the following roads:
We urge our customers to support the efforts to stop motorists driving and holding a mobile phone at the same time.
Specific Absorption Rate, is a measure of the amount of radio wave energy absorbed by the body during mobile phone use We currently abide by a number of Government and voluntary commitments. They include publicizing SAR values for phones and an agreement that we do not market our products to under 16s.
All handsets we sell, including the Ambulance Service and other emergency services TETRA handsets for the police forces of Great Britain, conform to the relevant SAR limits.
For those who have concerns about exposure to radio waves we suggest that moving the phone away from the body - for example by using a hands-free kit or loudspeaker mode if available - can be more effective than choosing a handset with lower SAR.