Cell Phone Disconnects

With the profusion of the wonderfully unstable technology of cell phones, it is all too frequent to have the other party in a phone conversation disappear. This event is promptly followed by a series of reconnect attempts by both parties that continue to both get busy signals, until one gets lucky, or the other gives up. I hereby propose that the standard protocol for this event is for the party who originated the initial call is the one to redial, and the other party should just wait for several minutes before attempting to call so that the line is left open.