Do you prefer to text or call?

United States
February 7, 2009 10:30am CST
I prefer to text than call. If I have a short question to ask someone then I'll text them. Usually I only call my parents if I need a ride or my cousin. I don't usually call people because there are long awkward pauses when we run out of things to talk about. Its so much easier to text. Do you prefer to text or call someone?
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10 responses
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
7 Feb 09
I am not a big fan of texting when it comes to phones. I always tend to call people unless I am in a quiet place such as a library where it would disturb the other people. I like instant messaging on the computer but on phones I keep it to a minimum. And I NEVER run out of things to talk lol. I can talk for hours at a stretch.
• United States
9 Feb 09
Im not much of a talker. I usually run out of things to talk about. I would LOVE to talk to you on the phone because there wouldn't be those long awkward pauses. I wouldn't like talking to people like me because I would be bored.
• Canada
7 Feb 09
as a stay at home mom of 2 kids under the age of 5, having an actual phone conversation proves to be a difficult taks most days. I text most everybody i need to and call my parents who arent into texting when the kids go to bed. Its just a very convinient way to get in touch with someone when you need to or want to tell them something.
• United States
7 Feb 09
You must have a busy life being a stay at home mom. In your situation, I see that it is pretty convenient to text someone rather than have a conversation. My parents don't really text either. Whenever they receive a text I have to help them respond to the person. Thanks for sharing!
• United States
7 Feb 09
I love texting. I hate being on the phone for more than a minute or two so texting saves me the headache of having to deal with talking to someone when I have nothing more to say than I will see you at 5.
• United States
7 Feb 09
Yeah I agree. I don't like to maintain a conversation if I only had one simple question or statement to make. It saves me time by texting them.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I prefer calling, I cannot do texting fast or accurate. I can't even see the small letters on the keypad. Call me please don't text. I have told my family this but they still insist on texting me. I have to pay extra for texting. I just went to my account online and had my texting turned off. That'll fix 'em.
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
I preferred to text because it is cheaper than calling. But when it is something very important which needs immediate reply, I will call specially if it is an emergency.
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
I prefer both text and call, but if its really urgent and important i'll not hesitate to call in order for the person to understand the message properly..
• United States
8 Feb 09
I prefer to text. Texting means we don't get hooked into petty conversations about anything that doesn't matter. I don't have to wait for them to pick up the phone and the message is always there and is usually checked pretty quickly. Plus, texting means you can contact any person you need to regardless of what is going on. If you're in a meeting or something, you don't have to wait to get the message across.
@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 Feb 09
I much prefer to call. I'm really not into text messages, for some reason or other. I never really got into that. I'll send e-mails and such, but that's about it.
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
I use text for short messages and I use call for important messages and things that are hard to explain thru text. But if call rate is as low as text rate, then I'd always be using call..
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
I prefer both actually. I use text for short messages or for just conversation. But when its something really important, something like a news or something urgent then I would definitely call.