Today mobile phones are part of our daily life. For this reason, the majority of people have different views and feelings about the use of mobile phones in public places like restaurants, movie theaters, etc. In spite of this, they were almost unknown twenty years ago. In fact, today various iphone and android applications for mobile phones are helping a lot in people’s activities and even in their life. In this vein, the world would now feel a strange place without them.
One of the strongest argument in favor of banning mobile phones is the annoyance they cause people around us at work, in home, at church, at school, in bars, etc. While people are always asked to turn off their phones when they go to cinema, you can be sure that the movie you are watching will be interrupted by the sound of at least five ringing tones from the neighbor’s phone. For that reason, many people insist on continuing their conversation on their mobile phones even though the crowds around them can hear them. More to the point, many people would welcome a ban on mobile phones in places where they irritate other people.
On the other hand, there are a number arguments against such an interdict. It is not really that easy to stop people bringing their phones into public places, and however, it would sound or even be very virtually impossible to put into effect any injunction. This, simply because some people would consider this as an infringement of their fundamental rights, while others would say they need them in case of an emergency, for instance. And despite being asked to turn off their mobile phones, some people insist on leaving them on, or simply forget to silence them. Perhaps the most important point is that, in spite of all the disadvantages, many individuals these days simply feel that they cannot live without their mobile phones considering the advantages they get from them.
Considering all the above, it seems to me that a ban on mobile phones in public areas would be meaningless. People will always find a way round any ban on their phones. Nevertheless, they should at least be discouraged from using them in places like restaurants, unless it is absolutely necessary. People should learn that it is very bad manners to use them at a certain time. Such awareness would be necessary for everyone to know. However, there will always be someone who thinks their call is more important than the neighbor’s peace and quiet.