As the Catholic church is throughout the whole world so are cell phones, and in particular cell phones that ring during inopportune times. Precisely some ring during consecration as happened this Sunday! The priest had just finished saying “do this in memory of me” and was elevating the host while the alter server was ringing the bells and someones cell phone rang right then. It was quite audible but mingled with the bells. Too bad their ring-tone wasn’t bells instead of whatever Jpop song they had.
I don’t embarrass easily but the one thing that would really embarrass me would be my cell ringing in mass! Which is why I either leave it at home or double check its on manner mode. So unfortunately yes bad cell phone manners are global.