Do you prefer just to talk over the tlephone or with a video phone

Phones - Do you like to watch the expressions of the person you are talking to?
By Bala
@balasri (26554)
India
May 14, 2008 12:51am CST
watching the image of the person your are talking to?What is reason for your preference?
12 responses
@littleowl (7157)
3 Jul 08
I prefer to just talk on the telephone not video phone esprcially last thing at night your friend littleowl
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@balasri (26554)
• India
3 Jul 08
You are feeding to my imagination my little owl.
@littleowl (7157)
3 Jul 08
well I shall let you imagine-don't let it run too wild though your friend littleowl
@balasri (26554)
• India
6 Jul 08
I promise to remain a gentle man my little owl.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
14 May 08
lol...I prefer the normal phone....I'm not always in a presentable state, you know!
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@balasri (26554)
• India
15 May 08
Then how about using the videophone to scare the people you don't like?
@SViswan (12072)
• India
15 May 08
lol..sounds like an excellant idea.
@balasri (26554)
• India
15 May 08
I am very happy the way my friends are taking a joke down here.As I always say they all are beautiful people including you.
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
14 May 08
I will have to say that I prefer the old fashion way, because this is all that I have experienced. When I experience the video phone, I will come back and talk about it on Mylot.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
15 May 08
OK.But you might have used your web camera.Haven't you? Do you prefer to video chat or the old style?
@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
15 May 08
I have not progressed that far yet. I have been too busy to really become familiar with the camera.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
14 May 08
I think my choice would be a simple phone rather than a video phone. So far this facility is not available on my phone, but even if it starts, I would be hesistant to opt for it. If it is a video phone and I take a call, the other fellow would be able to see me in my Home dress......and he/she may invade my privacy somehow (which remain intact on the the simple land line of mobile phone) and he/she may scan my gestures and moments, which I may not like him/her to observe and vice versa.........LOL! What would you prefer?
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@balasri (26554)
• India
15 May 08
I will gleefully switch off the outgoing video and chat happily watching the other person.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
14 May 08
I would love to see my family and a few close friends while talking. In that case I do not have to put up anything, I can just be myself and nothing can be compared with a little smile, giggle and winking from the little ones. I would be thrilled! But otherwise I would rather not have it. It would again give me a feeling of encroachment in my privacy.
@balasri (26554)
• India
15 May 08
I would like to talk to you in the videophone in that case.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
16 May 08
..looking forward to it..bala..
@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
15 May 08
I prefer talking on the phone, I won't want other to see how messy I am when I'm home, if I use a video phone OMG I can't imagine that.
@balasri (26554)
• India
17 May 08
That makes it more interesting to know how messy you could be.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
14 May 08
I think that it would be kind of neat to be able to have a video phone if you like the person LOL.
@balasri (26554)
• India
17 May 08
And I like you Mirita.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
14 May 08
I would rather not do either one actually. I am not much of a talker. I can write many things into words though. I have never really liked to talk on the telephone. I think I used to like to talk to my boyfriend the most when I was younger though, over the telephone. I could talk to him for hours but I knew mom wouldn't let me. I hardly got to see him is why I liked to talk to him on the phone though.
@balasri (26554)
• India
15 May 08
Was it your talk that kept him at a distance at that time?
16 May 08
I'd love to. Unfortunately, that's way too expensive here in our country. And that's more nicer if the one your talkin to is residing far from yours.
@chubibo (295)
• Philippines
16 May 08
i prefer to talk over a video phone, the reason is simple, i just want to see how the person i talk with will react or what is her/his emotion?
• Philippines
14 May 08
i rarely use the telephone. in fact, my friends dont call through the telephone anymore because they know im not the one whose gonna answer it. haha... and besides family and friends can reach me through my cell. so if i have to choose between a telephone or a video phone, i would pick the telephone. why? because its the 'basic necessity' for a home. you can dial someone and talk to them as long as you need to. with video phones i feel that its just an added feature to make the telephone look new or re-invneted or somthing of that sort, but its still the same thing. and i dont know how telephone companies work but, we also have to think of costs. will the phone company charge extra fees for doing a video conversation? plus, if a person has a video phone and the person he wants to call doesnt have one there is no use for the video which makes it useless half the time a person would use it. even today with the rising use of the telephone people are starting to terminate their telephone lines because cellphones are their modes of communication already.
• Philippines
14 May 08
It really depends. Not all the people who knows my number has 3G phones or video phone for that matter. Moreover, most of my friends are not as comfortable using video phones. It also depends on where I am and what I am currently doing. I would appreciate it if my privacy is respected. I do have friends who request that we talk over a video phone and so oftentimes, those are the instances that I would use one.