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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I find it the rudest thing and disable it immediately on my phones.  It screams "you're not important to me; let me see if there is someone I'd rather speak with" !

Sep 27, 2015 12:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

I don't use call waiting but I know others who do.

Sep 27, 2015 05:51 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I don;t typically use this feature when it comes to business and even most of the time with personal calls. I want each person to feel special and uninterrupted. 

Sep 27, 2015 03:58 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Only once in a while, and i do find it annoying.  If the call I've been waiting for for the last 30 years comes in, I may take it.  I really don't want to interrupt a conversation with a client.

Sep 27, 2015 03:15 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I have call waiting, but I don't always take the call.  If I'm catting with my mom or daughter and I get a client call I'll take it. But I would never interupt a business call for another. I just get back to them.

Sep 27, 2015 02:30 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I don't use it.

Sep 27, 2015 12:56 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have a girlfriend that has call waiting on her home phone and cell phone and almost always wants to take that call. I finish my call and then call the person cutting in back.

Sep 27, 2015 10:50 AM
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717,388
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

sometimes.

Mar 08, 2019 11:16 AM
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Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

It is a feature that comes with our cell phone service.  I will not end a call to take one BUT if it is a friend and another call comes in, I take it.  Or if we are near the end, I rush off to accept the call waiting.

Sep 28, 2015 06:48 AM
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Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

I use it and it all depends on what the conversation is about, who I'm speaking with etc.

 

One thing is for sure, the person who I am speaking with gets priority so if I do answer the other call it is a maximum 5 second phonecall. If it happens again during the same call I usually don't answer it.

Sep 27, 2015 10:57 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I would never put someone on hold to answer another call.  So yes I wind it annoying.

Sep 27, 2015 10:18 PM
Rainmaker
3,614,063
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I turn it off. I despise call waiting. I find it rude. If I see someone calling while I'm on the phone I'll quickly text them that I'll call back shortly.

Sep 27, 2015 09:44 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Monday morning Capt. Wayne. No, I do not use call waiting.  I do my best to answer the phone by the third ring.

Sep 27, 2015 07:22 PM
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Anita Allen
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

I don't use it often but if I am talking to my kids - which are all grown - I might if a client is calling.  Really depends on what might be going on with the client.

Sep 27, 2015 04:44 PM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

I don't as I don't know how to use it. Plus, I am too impatient.

Sep 27, 2015 01:17 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I do have call waiting on my cell, and actually can get three calls at one time.   Who could answer three?

Sep 27, 2015 11:10 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sometimes I do but often am not quik enough to catch the call.

Sep 27, 2015 10:36 AM
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356,539
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I find it annoying. Occasionally, it it's a hard to reach doctor, agent, or client, I will take it...

Sep 27, 2015 10:03 AM