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Phone talk etiquette in different countries explained (infographic)

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Did you know that in Egypt it's common courtesy to make small talk about five minutes into a phone conversation before you actually get to the point? That phones in UK will ring more than six times before going to the answering machine, instead of the typical three or four rings here? Or as chatty as Italians are in person, it is thought impolite to leave someone voice mail longer than half a minute? These and other national phone etiquette peculiarities can be found listed in the slideshow below.

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