which do you prefer to communicate--by phone or by internet ?

@youetme (352)
China
April 14, 2009 5:14am CST
A good education provides the tools for understanding .The first and most important of these tools is language for communiction.Language is such an important tool that can't communicate with anyone or get access to any other subject without it .Some people like to communicate by telephone . Others like to communicate by letter. Now chating on the internet is very popular way to communicate . which do you prefer to communicate-by phone or by letter ,by internet?
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• India
14 Apr 09
These days I prefer communicating by the internet mainly because its free! Yes, I would be frank here…telephones bills are beginning to hurt and in times when a mediocre income seems to be unable to achieve much, every penny saved is a lot. But telephone is definitely a more personal touch, you can actually hear each other and the emotions are more alive. I enjoyed spending hours on the telephone, specially when my parents were footing the bill
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@russso (1701)
• Philippines
25 Apr 09
I like a good mix of both. I don't want to be overly dependent on my mobile phone. In my last job, I experienced people who would always use the excuse that they have sent a text message about a particular subject. I find it too informal and that it is always the safe way out. If you think about it, no matter how technology has helped people, it still has glitches. With this, I always make it a point to also send an e-mail because this sort of documents whatever transpires me and another party. :)
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@youetme (352)
• China
26 Apr 09
The most of people like mix of both . Gernerally businessman sends e-mails to other for commercial communication .While personal communication happens to telephones . But for young people the internet is their favorite . In my own view if for exchange feeling phone is better than internet ,if for commercial matter internet is more convinient.
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@sizzle3000 (3039)
• United States
16 Apr 09
I am an older woman and I do not really like cell phones. You see there are tons of people on cell phones walking in malls and shopping with these phones stuck to their face. I can also hear all their personaly business as well. I feel when you are talking on the phone with a doctor or even a close friend that conversation should be private. I guess what I am saying is that for the most part I feel land lines are the best way to communicate. This lets you take care of personal business in private without some stranger looking at you strangly when they here you have a GYN appointment next week. This really does happen. I also like the fact that the land line is not as expensive as a cell phone. The internet is a great way to communicate with family in other states. It is also a cheap way as well. You can even hook up a camera so you can see your family on the other end. This is a great way to communicate and I do use this way as well when I want to chat with family and friends around the world. I also have a cell phone that I only use for emergencys. I do not use it to make doctor appointments or talk about my personal life. I use this phone to keep track of my child and husband. These phones let me know that when my family is late for some reason they are safe and I do not need to worry. The other thing that is good about this cell phone is when the car breaks down and you are on the highway alone. You can call someone to come get you no matter where you are or what time of day it is. I guess that we all use different ways to communicate with our family and friends. I just think that you should be aware of your surroundings when you are talking to these friends and family so that you are not giving out too much information for the whole world to here. I can not pick just one way of communication because one is not enough for me.
@youetme (352)
• China
18 Apr 09
Hi ,how nice to meet you here ,thank you for your response in detail. What you said is quite resonable and correct . We need not only one way for communiction.For those who are closer with us we would like to communicaion by phone for personal things or work we use internet in oder to complete task quickly .Everyweek my parents call me a time and I send some short messages to my father by cell phone ,while chating with my sister on the internet .
@karubod (603)
• India
16 Apr 09
Now coomunication even from long distances has become easy due to internet ....indeed it has changed the worl a lot .as for me i would like both by phone or internet but some times online communication is much better .people tend to be honest and and more free in communicating online.
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@Feepitee (16)
• Australia
16 Apr 09
Phone for friends, msn for strangers O_O
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@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
16 Apr 09
That depends on the nature of the person with whom I'm communicating, and why I've initiated the contact. One of my cousins does not like to talk on the phone, so I send her long, chatty e-mails. Another loves to talk, so we have long phone conversations and catch up with all the family gossip. I only send correspondence snail mail when it is absolutely necessary. Business letters usually go snail mail; although, I've been able to conduct business with some companies recently via e-mail. Sometimes when a person is especially long winded without saying much of anything, I prefer to correspond with that person via e-mail. As you see - it depends.
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@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Internet. I can still run and do something in the middle of a conversation and come back to it when I can and with 2 little ones I need that. I can also fuss at the kids without someone on the phone hearing what I am doing lol. My kids seems to scream and act crazy everytime I have the phone to my ear. I try to go hide but they always find me. My kids are really young still.
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@nurseia (40)
• United States
16 Apr 09
I prefer to communicate through the internet. It is faster. You don't have to worry about dialing a number or even what time of day it is. Call me crazy but my sister and I live across the street from each other. We communicate more through the internet than the phone. We she calls, I am usually working on the net and I miss her calls. She is out often, so she never gets my call. I always have to leave a message. We also send each other jokes and poems. The phone is great if you have not talked to local friends in a while. It is good to hear their voices.
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@tails88 (135)
• United States
16 Apr 09
personally, my favorite is talking in person. but out of the two... with most people i'm absolutely rubbish on the phone, so i would say internet. There's only a couple people I know who i can talk to a long time on the phone, and with everyone else i just can't seem to find conversation. So internet is better for me than a phone.
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• United States
16 Apr 09
internet- most of the people i communicate with by either are in other time zones. rj
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• United States
15 Apr 09
I prefer to communicate by internet.
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• United States
15 Apr 09
I prefer to communicate by phone myself I really don't enjoy writing letters. And communication over the internet seems so impersonal to me. I have always been like this and the internet hasn't changed a thing for me in this regard.
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@mira91 (987)
• Singapore
15 Apr 09
Well, usually if the people i want to communicate with are people that i know, probably close friends, bf or family then i would prefer communicating with them through the telephone cz i'd be comfortable talking to them on the phone and telling them stuff like juicy gossips or something would be easy, and what more they'll be able to hear your tone and the facial expressions that you might be making. If the people i want to communicate with are just people i barely know, i'd prefer to connect with them on the internet where i could thnk first before i say things..haha...well that's just me..
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• Cambodia
14 Apr 09
For me I thik communication through phone is more comfortable that the other means because I sometimes don't like using my eyes to watch the screen for too long. So using phone to communicate can help my eyes to relax by just talking with the other people without open my eyes! Oh! it's so comfortable, but using phone for a long time can cause something bad to our health. So I think the combination of these means of communication can be the good way to communicat.:)
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
14 Apr 09
Hi there! Both to me are just fine. Both are good ways to communicate though the internet I guess is more advanced. Communication by internet is more popular for overseas workers in my country. Internet is more useful for those who works far from home and has to communicate with their families. They can use the webcam and send unlimited videos to their loved ones. More appropriate type of communication for families. Phone on the other hand is the most common way of communication. Though not having much feature but still very reliable way of communicating. For me, I prefer communication by phone, through my cellphone. I find it easier not having to use computers or no internet connection which I think is more expensive than buying loads. My cellphone is very handy and I can bring it anywhere so anyone, anytime and anywhere I can communicate. Ciao!
@krupesh (2608)
• India
14 Apr 09
I would prefer phone rather than internet.It gives you the correct picture of what he is saying with his voice.You can make out the guy by the way he talks over phone which cant be analysed if we communicate via internet. So always phone is better.
@youetme (352)
• China
14 Apr 09
yeah ,you are right . If I speak with somebody by phone I can judge my partner's status by one's voice and feelings that is being conveied . Furthermore the speed of communication will be improved more rapidly than chating on the internet . This a kind of direct way to communicate.
• Singapore
16 Apr 09
Yes. By phone will more easy. Some time, if you outside and difficult to get the internet connection. Phone is the better choice. For the working staff, I will prefer by email. Everything is on the word. So, can reduce the misunderstanding.
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
I prefer commnunication through the internet. There are a lot of programs in which you can also call.And note it's free.
• United States
18 Apr 09
I think I like online better, coz I can multi-task. With being on the phone, it's hard to do a lot of other things while talking on the phone.
@youetme (352)
• China
19 Apr 09
I am very glad to see there are 115 responsers who have given yours comments . You are so lucky to become the No 115. I give a rough statistics for this question and find the most of young people like communication by internet . Some older select phone including me . So this is called mordern different ways that are used by different people . Whatever we choose we olly hope our life become better and better .
• United States
22 Apr 09
I guess in my generation, the internet is available so conveniently to us. It's just a part of our life.
@hxstar (510)
• China
14 Apr 09
Hi,youetme! For me,I would choose internet because I am acustomed to the keybord.Besides chatting using IM,we can call each other with computers as well.And enen you can see your friend if you both have a spectrograph!So,why not the Internet? Happy mylotting!
@youetme (352)
• China
14 Apr 09
thank you for your response . If what you said is real you are a real expert on the internet . Your time is so enough to type what you want to say on your keybord . For me I have no time to work on the internet .So I prefer the communication by phone . Good luck!
• United States
15 Apr 09
personally, i like using my phone. the only setback is that you cant meet new ppl and i lve meeting new ppl. lol. anyway, the internet is so broad that you can do just about anything and meet anyone.
@anneshirley (1516)
• Philippines
14 Apr 09
It depends on the distance...if I have to talk to someone across country, I definitely would prefer chatting since it is cheaper and there will be no signal interruption however, if it is just someone away but in the same country or place then talking through phone is just great so I can hear his/her voice but nothing really beats the actual communication when you got to see the facial expression and laughter of the person your talking with.
• Canada
16 Apr 09
i love the fact that you said that great response holla at me
@dilsee (47)
• Japan
17 Apr 09
U just wrote what i wanted to say. I prefer both depending on situation.
@fergus (818)
• Ireland
17 Apr 09
Hi internet or buy phone is the way i communicate i think letters is a bit old, fashioned and takes to long in todays world as you know speed is everything. I see you never mentioned face to face communicateing which is the best way in my, eyes. regards fergus
• United States
18 Apr 09
I totally agree! Face to face communicating is the best and by far, the most reliable source. If someone is telling you via cellphone, something that he/she heard from someone else, it tends to get stretched out a bit. The internet does have its advantages. I use it mainly for college and am able to get my assignments in on time rather than actually driving to school, plus its good for the environment because you're not burning fuel.