Are you a texter or a caller?

@oyenkai (4398)
Philippines
January 27, 2009 11:35pm CST
Here in the Philippines, if all you need is a yes or no answer - one SMS is much cheaper than a call to someone. But if you want to spend the day chatting with friends, carriers offer promos such as P15 (worth 15 regular text messages) for 100 text messages in the same network. This is still cheaper than calls which cost P8 per minute. I guess the SMS promos are the reason I prefer sending SMS over calling :) Are you a texter or a caller?
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@rocker21 (2717)
• India
28 Jan 09
m n love with your cute face tats what i can say
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
But that doesn't really answer the question, does it? :)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
Quite an interesting response. Unique but not appropriate. So I'm guessing you're a texter?
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
The use of "m" for am and "n" for in also points out that he's a texter I guess :) I appreciate your response but it would be better if you'd help in the discussion @rocker21, I don't want my discussion to be deleted :P
@Cryptid (72)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Neither I abstain from unnecessary technologies especially when they contribute to the decline of mineral resources and promote pollution heavily.
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
Oh... I never thought of it that way. How do you communicate with your friends then? Do you call them using a telephone? What if there's no telephone around? I find it interesting that some people can survive without a cellphone especially if they're working!
• United States
29 Jan 09
I call my friends in my off time when I am at home from my home telephone.If I really need to get ahold of them,I will find a phone where I am or stop by where they should be at if Im out around town at the time. Not having a phone doesnt really phase me. The downside of cell phones is that they deplete gold,silver and copper stores and contribute to pollution as new models are always coming out and the old phones usually end up in the trash or street sooner or later.Plastic isnt biodegradable so it just fills up landfills.The factories that make the phones put off a lot of air and land pollution via smoke,chemicals and waste.Its all around a very bad thing for our health and planet.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
I'm more a texter than a caller. In fact i'm more of a call receiver hehe. I think sending text messages will prolong the lifespan of your load in a sense that you won't lose it right away unlike making calls. It could be useful in case of emergency because it's cheaper and a sureshot way of sending the message across. Calls may drop then it will eat your load in an instant. I used to be a heavy texter until i found myLot lol! I'm using Chikka lately.
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
Chikka is good but you only have a limited credit a day right? And they have to respond to your chikka message when you lose credit or they won't receive it anymore.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
Here's the trick. Quite inconvenient for lazy people like me but here it goes: After your reached the limit of 3 texts a day, copy her number 63919... then delete her on your buddy list. Now send her a message then add her back again on your list. It will refresh your 3 text limit.
@nympha687 (940)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I am a texter. I don't call unless it is something of extreme importance and that i had to make a decision right away.
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
:) Passing time through texting isn't so bad for me too :D
• United States
28 Jan 09
I guess I'm passed the time when texting eats most of the time.
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
I seldom use SMS. For me, it's always easier to call somebody and get the message right away than to send a text message and wait for the response. I know, we can do "missed calls" but honestly I don't do this just to get a person's attention. I find it irritating. So definitely, I am a caller.
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
Welcome to myLot! Unfortunately, I do "missed calls" because I can't afford the call itself but need them to reply back asap so I'll try to get their attention. It usually works. Hope to stumble upon one of your own discussions soon!
@money123 (27)
• Morocco
28 Jan 09
i am better texter than caller beause i am timide hahaha
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
Welcome to myLot!
@pardhu8 (391)
• India
28 Jan 09
i'm a texter.It's cheaper and best suited for me. Because i'll send group messages to my friends almost daily and frequently throughout the day.
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
Welcome to myLot! You're right about group messaging. That's so much more convenient than calling them one by one - and funny text messages cannot be relayed through calls :)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
Hey there! If I have to contact someone just to say yes or no or something short like that, I'd rather text. It's much cheaper. But sometimes, when it's urgent and I need to tell someone something or I need a response right away, I'd make a call. It's much faster that way.
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
Well it's good to hear that you can afford the calls whenever you want! :D
@britt_200 (1228)
• United States
28 Jan 09
i have 900 min a month...and unlimited texting...and i could call or text as much as i want but i choose to textf
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
Hmmm heaven... that much calls and unlimited text credits. Wish I had one LOL You're lucky!
@JanMags (726)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
i am very much a texter but that's only because it's cheaper. the truth is that i would rather call if i could afford it
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
There are also times when I would rather call than text but still wouldn't because of the cost.
@titan_90 (539)
• India
28 Jan 09
To keep in touch with my friends , I do text messaging.But when it comes to conveying something to my family members, specially my parents, I just call them.
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
I think that's the ideal set up and it's a little sad for me that I can't afford such services...
@pharlan (31)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Well here in Dallas, Tx there is a company called MetroPCS that gives you unlimited everything for about $50. Even though they cost the same, I would still rather text. It seems like when you are on the phone you either run out of stuff to talk about or forget the main points you wanted to hit in the discussion
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
cool! $50 to cover everything! That costs P2500 in our currency and that's pretty expensive if converted directly, given that the Minimum Daily Wage is P250 :P
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
10 Feb 09
im more of a texter but in some instances when there is a need for voice calls i do use it for calling but most of the time i use texting as my medium of communication because it is much more cheaper than using voice calls...
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
31 Jan 09
i also prefer to text,as it is cheaper .sometimes the sentences are too long to type and it requires me to send 2-3 messages and i become lazy,at that time,i prefer to call.
@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
31 Jan 09
a caller perhaps.. i am not too patient to txt... sometimes my friends and i txt, but we just chat in the computer.. i prefer calling than txting, because i can say what i want easily... i am not using my phone that much...i just txt when i feel like too..
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
29 Jan 09
i would classify myself as a texter, im at work a lot and i normally dont have time to talk for a while on the phone and texting is a lot easier and i find i get a response back very quickly from my friends. i also have unlimited texting through my cellphone plan so i take advantage of it. but when i have something important or i speak to someone i havent spoken to in a while ill make a call cause its more personable
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• India
29 Jan 09
I also prefer SMS than making a call because in our country SMS is 1 paisa where as call is 1 rupee (100 paisa= 1 rupee). But my mobile keypad is becoming more and more worn out so i have to change the keypad often because i send 1000 messages per day.
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@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
29 Jan 09
Well, Yesterday I intended in a cours about the working enviroment. I am safety officer at my work. We were just talking about being reachable all times. No matter what, where you are or doing. I for one do not like phones at all. I think this is the worst invention of them all. Not be able to see who you are talking to, not seing their eyes. And for one thing, not mention all the callers want to sell stuff to you. I am not a caller, I guess you alreade noticed that. I rather send a text messages and they are usually very short. I also think using cellphones are to much money bad spent. I rather use internet and talk wiht my relatives trhough msn.
@marisriel (1157)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
I don't have too much friends and relatives to call and text, so I'm not both. I just use Chikka to send text messages because it's free. The downside in Chikka is sometimes, the messages are delayed, although not all the time. When I really need to send an SMS, I'll load myself the minimum load of P15 from a nearby store. I also don't want to clog the network with useless texts of chain messages so I don't forward messages at all. I just send my greetings thru email.
• United States
29 Jan 09
Greetings oyenkai! How are you doing today? Well to answer your question I am more of a texter than a caller. I say this because my bill is twenty dollars more than others people I know and that is because I have unlimited text messaging on my cellular bill. I choose to have the least amount of monthly minutes which is three hundred and I never go over those because on top of the three hundred monthly minutes I get to call any 5 people for free no matter what time of day it is. So I feel no need to get more daytime minutes and I will keep my unlimited texting on my plan. Thank you for making this discussion and NakitaLikely3617 is out!
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