Instant Messaging or Telephone??

IM vs Telephone
@arun687 (517)
India
October 25, 2006 2:01pm CST
Hey guys...instant messaging has grown very big in the recent yrs and its becoming a gr8 way to stay in touch for free...whn u feel like chit chatting wit an old frnd of urs...do u prefer to IM or make a call?? flow in ur views!
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58 responses
@burgoonster (3767)
• Canada
29 Oct 06
IM
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@arun687 (517)
• India
29 Oct 06
thank you!
• United States
29 Oct 06
I like the phone more than instant messaging sometimes.
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@arun687 (517)
• India
29 Oct 06
thank you for the response!!
@kylesmiles (1914)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Definitely instant messaging. I hate talking on the phone. I used to have a job where I had to talk on the phone all day. So I prefer emails, instant messaging, myspace, etc.
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@arun687 (517)
• India
29 Oct 06
thank you for the response! well i've been hearing myspace a lot here in mylot...so finally yesterday went up and joined it...it was pretty cool..but all my friends are on orkut!
@rizwan09 (743)
• India
29 Oct 06
instant messaging is very good for chit chatting and keeping in touch with old pals .....but for close persons a phone in a while would be better.....
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@arun687 (517)
• India
29 Oct 06
yaa right...thank you for the response!!
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• United States
26 Oct 06
Well, my phone has gone by the wayside....it got shut off last week and to be honest I am not worried about when it will get turned back on as long as I have my internet running...
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@arun687 (517)
• India
26 Oct 06
so u love ur IM...thnkx for the response!
• United States
26 Oct 06
that and myspace :)
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@arun687 (517)
• India
26 Oct 06
ok..i've never used myspace too much...is it better than orkut??
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
26 Oct 06
IM...I don't why, but I've never been a big fan of telephones (yes, even cells).
@arun687 (517)
• India
26 Oct 06
some of my frnds too never wanna talk on phone...they hate it..and wud like to use alternative services like IM
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
26 Oct 06
I like IM because I can say brb and use the bathroom or tend to my two-year-old whenever I need to without having to put someone on hold. I think it's more informal too.
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@arun687 (517)
• India
28 Oct 06
ok...thats a good point!
• India
26 Oct 06
Well well well... lets take each on its merit, Telephone is accessible when u are away from netwaork connection and keep ur connected to the world... specially when u are on the ove this is the tool that keeps you connected. IM, is a nice way to talk to one person or multiple peopke at the same time VIA internet connectivity... Usiing I is convinient as you can contnue to work side by side when u are doing something and still be able to chat with people... It is nice and a lot cheaper way to connect to the world. Both have their demerits as well, Clining on to phone can become a addiction and can be harmful especially at the young age... Where as IM has no control over with whom u are talkng for how long.... When the work for which I need to get in touch with the concerned person is important I prefer a phone...
@arun687 (517)
• India
26 Oct 06
hey sucheta...thats really very well said..very impressive answer..i'l consider ur reply for the best answer category..keep it up!
• India
26 Oct 06
Please see I was refering to cell phone as well in the gamut of telephone...
@arun687 (517)
• India
26 Oct 06
yea tats fine..by telephone i meant all kinds of phones...
@all_n_one (2005)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Well now i would have to say a IM because you can make pc to pc calls on them just like a phone. So i can message somebody and talk to them that way if i have a microphone.
@arun687 (517)
• India
28 Oct 06
yaa absolutely....the calling feature is really good....thank you for the response!
@arun687 (517)
• India
28 Oct 06
i like skype the most in calling applications!
• India
25 Oct 06
instant messaging or telephone helps us to be in touch with many old friends.
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@arun687 (517)
• India
25 Oct 06
tats correct dude...thnkx for the reply... but the question is which one do u prefer???
@arun687 (517)
• India
25 Oct 06
tats correct dude...thnkx for the reply... but the question is which one do u prefer???
• India
20 Dec 06
I PREFER INSTANT MRESSAGING.. ND WEN THE CASE IS URGENT IT IS OBV. TELEPHONE THEN....
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@arun687 (517)
• India
20 Dec 06
you think on the same lines as me...thank you for the response!
• United States
29 Oct 06
gall stone - gall stone
I think I'd prefer to make calls
@arun687 (517)
• India
29 Oct 06
thank you for the response!!
@vipul20044 (5799)
• India
29 Oct 06
YM is too versatile and easy as well as for free! That is the catch Though when you are out, or sometimes your pc might not be avbl then ofcourse telephone is to the rescue
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@arun687 (517)
• India
29 Oct 06
yaa...but when i'm out i do IM from my cell because i got a data plan...its fun.....thank you for the response!
@angeliamj (633)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Personally it depends on who I'm keeping in touch with. For me it's cheaper to keep in touch with all my friend overseas through IM, however if I'm talking to my mom, brother or friends that are here in the USA, I like to make that call. These days it's just as cheap to call nationwide. My phone bill is less than $40/month and I can call as much as I want anywhere in US or Canada. It works for me. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I prefer to send mom a quick IM as well or make a quick phone call overseas just to hear that persons voice. Just depends...
@arun687 (517)
• India
29 Oct 06
yaa thats really well said...thank you!
@stezieb (2185)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I love instant messaging, I am on it daily for about 10+ hours. It is free and that Makes it much better then phone calls. If you have a microphone you can use skype from your computer, instant messaging rocks!!
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@arun687 (517)
• India
29 Oct 06
absolutely...you can use IM even while posting on mylot...hehe...its cool...thank you for the response!!
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
29 Oct 06
I have never been a great fan of instant messaging, and have even removed Windows Messenger from my computer which was installed by default. I use my mobile to communicate live and email if I am sending information to someone who is likely to be indisposed (At work or in bed). To be fair, if I had friends or relatives living abroad, which would naturally make telephoning expensive, then I would probably reconsider and use instant messaging.
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@arun687 (517)
• India
29 Oct 06
thats good...thank you for the detailed explanation on your opinion.....
@massaj03 (4376)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I perfer the phone..
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@arun687 (517)
• India
29 Oct 06
ok...thank you for the response!!
• Canada
28 Oct 06
Hmmm... I think I'm rather attached to both!
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@arun687 (517)
• India
28 Oct 06
thanks for the response!
@macubx (11433)
• Philippines
28 Oct 06
Of course itz ze telefon:
@arun687 (517)
• India
28 Oct 06
ok..thanks for the response...and the image you posted is really cool!
• India
28 Oct 06
i rather prefer to call than im...
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@arun687 (517)
• India
28 Oct 06
ok..thankx for the response!
@sellj75 (208)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I usually send an e-mail I have a cell phone, whcih I sent text messages to e-mails when away from my computer. I find it much quicker to send an e-mail than call. Sometimes I do call though, depending on what the circumstance are.
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@arun687 (517)
• India
28 Oct 06
alrite...even i use the internet from my phone when i'm away...i use the messenger thou!