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The aim of this paper is to begin to investigate the ways in which participants in mobile phone conversations orient to each other's location, activities and availability. Through looking at data consisting of recorded mobile phone conversations, a conversation analytic approach is used to make initial observations regarding the character of mobile phone conversations. It is found that the frequent question "What are you doing?" sometimes worked as getting a location as part of the answer,doi:10.1068/a34234 fatcat:oebk3rp7ybaunpartje5otu734