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Because you might need to write something down while listening to the conversation. The majority of people are right-handed, so - answering the phone with the left hand, leaves the writing hand free. Obviously, if you're left-handed - you answer the phone with your right hand !

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This is a hoax. It doesn't matter which ear you use to answer phone calls.

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There is no compulsion to do so and certainly no evidence that it is safer.

Most people are right handed and find it easier to take notes if they hold the 'phone in the left hand.

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