Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: call waiting

    • Join Date: Dec 2007
    • Posts: 47

    call waiting

    Dear experts,

    While you are on the telephone, another call comes in.....
    Which of the following is correct:

    I've got call waiting.
    I've got a call waiting.

    Also, when you ask someone for email address on his/her cell phone, could you say:

    Can I have your text (message) address? OR, any better way??

    Thank you very much.

    • Join Date: Nov 2008
    • Posts: 3

    Re: call waiting

    For your first question I would say:

    "I've got a call waiting."

    For your second question, I wouldn't really phrase it that way, text message address just sounds awkward. I know I would never say anything like that.

    I would be specific in which I was referring to (the person's email address or cell phone number").

    So the probably best way to phrase it would either be:

    "Could I get your e-mail address?"
    "Could i get your cell phone number?"
    Last edited by RedReview; 10-Nov-2008 at 01:10.

  1. Barb_D's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 19,269

    Re: call waiting

    "I'm getting another call. Can you hold on or can I call you back?"
    "I'm getting another call, so let me say 'goodbye' and we'll talk soon."

    I'd never say "I have a call waiting" - "call waiting" is the name of the feature, but not how I'd refer to the call.

    {not a teacher}

Similar Threads

  1. call waiting
    By peter123 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Apr-2008, 02:51
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 13-Jan-2008, 17:42
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19-Oct-2006, 07:28
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 30-Dec-2005, 04:23
  5. Using call waiting feature
    By HaraKiriBlade in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Jun-2005, 06:55


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts