which do you prefer, text message or call?
May 18, 2007 11:50am CST
Philippines is the texting capital in the world. People here love to text message than give a call coz its much cheaper. When I was in China, I prefered to just call then text message coz the air time is just a small differences from text messages and with the calls, I get to talk a lot in a minute...I just hate it when you receive calls, they deduct your minutes/air time! In Philippines, I rarely call...just call for very important matteers or emergency call coz calls is expensive and the text messaging, some companies give unlimited texting for a day. I just like it when they dont deduct minutes when you receive calls. Which do you prefer, text messaging or call? In your country, how cheap is your text messaging than your calls? Do the company get your minutes when you receive calls?
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18 May 07
with me it depends on several factors. What I am doing at the time, how quick I need the answer etc... I normally call though because where I am cell to cell is free as long as both cells are the same company. We also pay a small fee for unlimited texting for the month so that part doesn't play a factor in it.
18 May 07
It depends on the situation. there are times where I prefer to text rather than call. Mostly it would be the case where I am trying to avoid talking to a person due to some reasons or another. Texting is cheap here and call is cheap as well especially if it is within your same network. I have also subscribe to family plan and I get 20 hours of free talk and 1000 free text to five numbers under that plan per month.
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18 May 07
I really used to prefer text messaging because I hate talking on the phone, but my cell phone service provider changed my plan so now I have to pay for every text RECEIVED in addition to every on that is sent and there is no way to block text messages to come in. It's really not very cool at all, so now I have to call people and then yell at them for sending me text messages.
17 Jul 07
Hello! I mostly prefer text messaging because my friends also do so. Daily I receive more than 30 messages & I have to reply ro them. So, obbviously messaging is preferrable as text messaging is quite cheaper than calls in my country (India)...vani^_^