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Ich weiß nicht, ob es noch aktuell ist, da wegen der Mobilfunkverbreitung private Festnetztelefone immer seltener angerufen werden, aber früher habe ich das so gehandhabt: bei + Nachname also zum Beispiel bei Schmidt Eventuell kann man auch noch den eigenen Namen erwähnen, wenn es sehr formell sein muss: Bei Schmidt – Sie sprechen mit Thomas ...


I usually say something like "So, da bin ich wieder." If it has to be a bit more formal, I'd say "Hören Sie?" to announce I'm back and at the same time make sure they're ready to continue.


I think it depends if you're answering a personal cell phone or a landline phone which is used by more than one person. When I answer my cell phone and I the caller ID is shown on the display, I answer according to my relationship to the caller. For example: (friend) Hallo, Anna! (or simply) Hallo! (business related) Guten Tag! (or very ...


There are indeed many people just saying "Hallo?" or "Ja?". But also very common with most pople answering a private (landline) number and not knowing the caller, is saying their last name. If it's a business phone, then of course you say the name of the company, your full name and a greeting.


It is getting more and more accepted to simply say "Hallo" when answering the phone. Personally, I don't like this kind of greeting. Voices on the phone often sound quite different than they do in real life. I often don't recognize the person on the other end and have to ask something like "Bill, is that you?" So, I'd suggest that on a private number you ...


IMO saying at least your last name when answering your phone is a matter of politeness: humans voices tend to sound unfamiliar over the phone, so the caller can easily know if he got the right person without the awkward question "X, is that you?". I talked to people, which rather not say their name when answering their private phone due to privacy concern, ...


I answer the phone by simply saying "Ja?", or my surname and nothing else. The caller greets the callee with a "Hallo", however I see more and more people change that to either localized greetings or general greetings, like "morgen", "guten tag", "guten abend", etc. It seems quite weird to answer Skype calls with a Hallo, for some reason. For some reason, ...

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