Having phone conversations in a different language is one of the hardest things to master, particularly if it’s with people we’ve never met or spoken to before and it’s an important call.
Because over the phone, similar sounds are more difficult to distinguish, and also, we miss all forms of non-verbal communication (like reading their lips, facial expressions and body language).
However, if you can remain calm and put into words what’s happening, you’ll get through the situation successfully (ie. Hay mala cobertura, ¿te puedo volver a llamar en 5 minutos? There’s bad reception, can I call you back in 5 minutes?)
Here's 8 super helpful phrases when there is a problem while you’re on the phone in Spanish for all levels that you can use any time:
There’s bad reception
It cut off
It goes straight to voicemail
I’ve got low battery
I'm running out of battery
I can’t hear you very well
Can I call you back?
Can you spell it for me?
Keep practicing these phrases in non stressful situations and by the time you are on a more formal and less comfortable call, the language will come much more natural to you!