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    #1

    Question Phone calls

    Hi

    I'm going to call a travel agency.
    How do you introduce yourself when calling a company?

    Hello/Good morning/Good afternoon
    My name is <first name> <last name>
    or

    My name is Mr. <last name>
    I don't think you'd introduce yourself with your first name only, or would you?

    Thanks for your help

    Massimo

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    #2

    Re: Phone calls

    'Hello. My name is Ben Dover.'

    Isn't that how you'd say it in Switzerland?

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    #3

    Re: Phone calls

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'Hello. My name is Ben Dover.'

    Isn't that how you'd say it in Switzerland?
    Some people say, "Hello. My name is Scola" (my family name) -
    Some also only say their family name when answering the phone.
    Do the people in the UK still answer their phone calls with their phone number?

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    #4

    Re: Phone calls

    I'd say hardly anybody does.

    We get so many nuisance calls from telemarketers that I don't answer it if I don't recognise the caller ID. They can leave a message on my answerphone if they wish.

    If they want to talk to me they have to identify themselves first.

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    #5

    Re: Phone calls

    I agree- I haven't heard anyone answer with the number for years- not since mobiles took off.

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