CTC has 2 meanings
Care to chat?
I'll be back in a little while, ctc?
Yeah, I'm already online. Just send me a message.
|F2T||Free to talk|
|GT2T||Got time to talk|
|T2M||Talk to me|
|T2UL||Talk to you later|
|TTMN||Talk to me now|
|DBMIB||Don't bother me I'm busy|
|CTN||Can't talk now|
Call the cell
CTC (call the cell) is a quick way of telling someone to call your cell phone. Most commonly, you'll see CTC used in your work colleagues' Away messages, if they are OOO but available by cell.
You might also encounter CTC in text messages, sent when someone would prefer to have a voice conversation rather than type back and forth. For example, a friend's phone may automatically send "CTC" when you text them while they are driving, to let you know they can't text now but can talk OTP.
I'm away from my computer today - CTC if you really need me.
|AOC||Available on cell|
|HTC||Hit the cell|
|DHTC||Don't hit the cell|
|CIP||Cell it please|
|CMB||Call me back|
|Burner||A disposable cell phone|
When a friend sends you CTC, they want to know if you'd "care to chat?" You might receive this acronym in an online chat PM or in a text message. Either way, it's an invitation to start a conversation, if you're available to chat.
If you're F2T, you can respond to CTC with "Yes" or "Sure." Then, you can specify whether you'd rather chat online or OTP. If you're bz, you can respond to CTC with "N/A, sorry" or "CTN, maybe later."