Cell Phone Etiquette at Work - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats. Keep it professional, most people have work issued phones, but regardless, ringtone should always be appropriate. No one at the corporate office want to hear 'candy shop' blaring every time a phone call comes in. Also, turn off those chammy reminders for words with friends, for e-mail, for texting, and if in a meeting with colleague, make sure you put your phone on silent or vibrate. When you do not, it shows your attention is elsewhere. Respect the privacy of others and do not yell into the cell phone when on a call. It is usually them contending with noise, not you.