Do you use 1 hand or 2 hands to Text Messages?

Text Messaging using 1 hand - Text messaging using one hand
@poohgal (6848)
Singapore
June 26, 2008 10:52am CST
Today I was in a public bus and I noticed a girl in front of me using 2 hands to text her message. I remember when I received my first mobile phone years ago, I also texted using 2 hands. Over time, due to familiarity with the mobile phone key pad and functions, now I text using only 1 hand. How about you? Do you Text using 1 hand or 2 hands?
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@padu19 (1441)
• India
26 Jun 08
Initially i used both my hands to type messages.. But then after a course of time i started typing with one hand... In fact i don't even look at the keypad these days.. I have got familiar with the position of keys and thus type blindly. Also i type very fast these days...
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• India
27 Jun 08
Ya i too used to type with two hands but i use only one hand as i got used to it
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Expert in texting
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@anujain75 (1007)
• India
26 Jun 08
I also noticed people using their both hands for typing text messages.I am none of them.I tried it seeing other people but I fail.In this way we can type fast than with a single hand.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Yea. Same here. I'm so much faster with one hand.
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@risris24 (712)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I use two, especially since I have a PDA phone so it is rather big so it is easier to hold the phone and text with two hands, but some times two hands are just free at the moment and one will suffice.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Yea. PDA phones are big. It's better to use 2 hands.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Haha.. I'm different from u.. I started out using just 1 hand.. But as i keep changing my phone, my texting method also changes and i begin to text with 2 hands.. lol ^_^ BUt sometimes i will find it troublesome to text it with 2 hands, so i will revert back to one again.. ANd my patten keep changing till now, i can text using either my right or left hand, as well as both hands together.. lol
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jun 08
You can text with either right or left hand? I can only text with right hand.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
28 Jun 08
Yup, either left or right hand, i can text.. But my right hand is not as fast as my left, but also not that slow.. hehe ^_^ UNder 30secs to a minute and i can reply and send with my right hand.. haha
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jun 08
Li hai..
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• Malaysia
27 Jun 08
Hie Poohgal, I used to initially but have picked up the multitask skills over the years..most of the time the other hand will be doing something else. I have seen some who uses one finger ( index finger )to press the key pads with full concentration I guess the thumb is too big and I wonder...first of all, why get such a small size cell phone!!!! Cheers and happy posting!
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Big PDA phones are 'IN' again. Anyway, I used my thumb too. I cannot imagine using my index finger to text.
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• Malaysia
27 Jun 08
Well! Some old folks do that, not so user friendly for them. But yet they want to get the smaller and 'lighter' cellphones
@izzuyasha (348)
• Malaysia
2 Jul 08
I used n-gage qd so i use 2 hands.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
2 Jul 08
That's a big phone. Yea. Only 2 hands can support.
@sk66rc (4264)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I'm a 2 hander now... My previous phone was a slider & I used to use only 1 hand but now I have blackberry, I use both hands... I just type faster that way with this phone... I use this phone for both simple text messages & regular e-mail as well & I just find it easier if I use both hands...
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
2 Jul 08
Blackberry is very good for emails. I should be getting it soon too. Thanks for sharing.
• Singapore
28 Jun 08
I use both hands usually. I am a relatively fast sms texter (I think) though I don't really send many text messages.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
29 Jun 08
Since you are a fast typer, you should be a fast texter too.
@liuqian (476)
• China
28 Jun 08
I always use only my right hand to text message.Use 2 hands,ummm,i tried this,but i find it so weird and the speed was much slower than using one hand.So i use just 1 hand.:D
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
29 Jun 08
Same here.
• Malaysia
28 Jun 08
For me if i using my phone to sms, i normally using only 1 hands to made or reply sms. This habbit is i practise already since i got my first handphone in couple years back. I think the reason i using 1 hands when i sms is because i also using 1 hands to write with my pencil.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
28 Jun 08
Multi tasking..
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@valerie37 (969)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I use two. I always have. I've just never tried using only one.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Maybe you can try and see if it's faster. I'm faster with one hand.
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@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
27 Jun 08
I don't send out text messages but when I dial someone's phone number I use only one hand. I use my left hand to hold the phone, and my left thumb to dial it. I watch my daughter when she is text messaging and she uses just her left hand and left thumb. She is so fast I am always amazed at it. I just can't get used to text messaging so I just don't do it.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Yea. Most people who text, are very fast in it.
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@fwangaa (3058)
• China
27 Jun 08
now i forget whether i use one or two hands?
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Aye.. try messaging now and see.
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• Philippines
27 Jun 08
using 2 hands in texting is just a part of familiarizing the keypad. i am like that when i had my 1st cellphone but then after a week i'm starting to get used of using 1 hand in texting. i think everyone had their own way of texting, if they're used of using 2 hands maybe its a lot more easier and quicker, especially if you're not doing anything else aside from texting. (*o*)
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Yea. It's all a matter of habits. Some are faster using one hand and some are faster using 2 hands.
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@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
I message with two hands cos i think it's faster. sometimes if one hand is busy i can message with just one hand. overall, the best part is that i am so used to messaging with a phone pad that i can do so without looking at the numbers. i'm sure lots of people do that as well. it's like typing on a laptop keyboard without looking at the keypad or the screen.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Yea. After so many years of texting, we've become experts.
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• India
27 Jun 08
Hi friend, i type on mobile for text messaging and browsing. I believe i have a good typing speed in mobile. Even now i am typing with my two hands. Sometimes i used my mobile for browsing Mylot. Thanks.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Wow.. I tried using my mobile to browse mylot but it's a little too small for me.
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@Emma30587 (402)
26 Jun 08
I only use one hand. I think I was the same as you, when I 1st got a phone and everything was new I used two hands, but now i only use one. I dont think I would be able to use two hands now!!!!
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Haha.. Yea. Agree. We work faster with one hand.
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@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
27 Jun 08
I use One hand to text, I find it quicker for some reason... My thumb does all the work... I never really think about it though but now that you brought this question up I will take more notice of other people texting now.....
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Haha.. I'm sure you'll see people texting with 2 hands.
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@subha12 (18463)
• India
27 Jun 08
i use one hand to text message.i generally used to use two hands initially when i was new to cell phone.now i use one hand only.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
Yea. New cell phones take time to be familiarized with.
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