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How to: manage your mobile phone

Make sure the phone is charged and ready:

У меня садится батарейка. My battery is running low.

У вас есть подзарядка для телефона. Нокиа? Do you have a charger for a Nokia phone?

And that you’ve put money on it

У меня кончились деньги на телефоне. I’ve run out of money on my phone.

Положи(те) мне, пожалуйста, 1000 руб. на телефон. Please can you put 1000 rubles on my phone?

Я хочу положить деньги на телефон. I want to put money on my phone. Назовите номер. Dictate the number.

Of course, there are signal problems to deal with:

Плохо слышно. I can’t hear you very well.

Связь прервалась. We were cut off.

Тут плохая связь, сейчас перейду в другое место. The reception’s bad here, I’ll move elsewhere.

Check the person you’re calling is free to talk:

Вам сейчас удобно говорить? Is it convenient for you to talk now?

У вас есть минуточка? Do you have a moment?

Я сейчас не могу говорить – я перезвоню. I can’t talk now, I’ll call you back.

Перезвони(те) через 10 минут, пожалуйста. Please call back in 10 minutes.

And how to deal with the frequent occurrence of wrong numbers:

Вы не туда попали. You’ve got the wrong number (literally, you haven’t gotten through to where you intended).

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