Text or Call?

Text or Call? - The LG Vu from AT&T.
United States
October 8, 2009 6:24pm CST
Do you usually text people or call people? I have to say I usually text people, but I've talked to a lot of people and they give me the same "Oh, it's more convenient to call people", but I have to disagree. What do you think? Any good texting phones out there other than the iPhone? Here's a picture of the kind I have from att.net.
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
8 Oct 09
Call all the time. Texting on a phone is just tiresome, no matter how well laid out the number pad is. Predictive text and all that rubbish, don't even get me started Even by the time I typed this out on my keyboard, I could have called you and told you that Texting is not for me Cell phones are evil, I have seen people become slaves to them
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
I prefer texting because it is much cheaper compare to call. To some it much convenient to them to call and also to some older people because they had a difficulty in texting. I only call when I need to talk to my relatives.
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@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
I'm like you agv. I usually just text people because it is so much cheaper than calling. I just call someone when I can't wait for long for a reply. But when I have time to wait I just wait for a response. The only thing that I don't like about texting is when people send all sorts of malicious messages to deceive others. Some criminals could get away with this because it is easier to get away with it when you just text than when you call.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
9 Oct 09
That is true a text is cheaper than a call but I would still rather call then text any day
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@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
21 Oct 09
I usually text people even my family than call because I am just using a prepaid card which I loaded seldom.lol! I never made any calls so far in my life because it is very expensive, no matter how emergency my purpose is, I just send text messages.
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
hi there, I have no preferences over the two. Both can be used depending on the situation. example if you are saving its better to text that call but when its an urgent message, its better if you make a call.
@knygma (61)
• Malaysia
17 Oct 09
Hi Doofenshmirtz. For me, the situation depends. If I would like to tell something that is short & simple like "meet me at the park at 5.30pm" then I would definitely go for texting. If the situation involves some long, clear & concise explanation then I will opt for calling. The situation really depends. No offense but most of the time I will opt for texting.
@suj123 (1068)
• India
16 Oct 09
Actually it depends on the situation. If the matter is not that much important then i prefer texting than calling but if its any serious matter then calling is better i think otherwise if i text then i start getting restless till i get an reply so its better to call at that time and get things sorted out.
@MizzLadyB08 (1175)
• United States
13 Oct 09
I have to say I do a little of both. It all depends on what the situation is.
@dekada80 (388)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
A lot of people I know enjoys and spend most of their time texting but me, I only uses my phone when I have to call somebody, I really dont enjoy typing on a cellphone, I'm too lazy, I don't know..
• Puerto Rico
10 Oct 09
Well, i like text messages. I think is the best form to talk to anybody. When you call some friend, start to how you doing, what are you doing, whatz up!, and boring conversation. When you use text, the conversation extended for hours(sometimes). You can send funny text, express yourself, and talk, talk and talk, you can view television, newspaper, in the computer, cleaning the house and much more. BUT, for instant respose the best is for call!
• United States
9 Oct 09
It all depends on the seriousness of the situation, the person i am conversing with and if i feel like talking. If it is a matter of high importance i tend to talk things out to make sure that we have a good connection. With texting things can get lost in translation where one thing said might mean another. Also i depends on the person. Say im talking with a friend, i will generally text them as to avoid the akward gaps in speech. If im talking with say, my mother i will generally talk to them because my mother cant really understand texts. Also if i feel like talking i just call up people if i want to avoid it i just lie back relax and wait for people to respond to my texts
• Pakistan
9 Oct 09
I would prefer to call. Why, because I think this will allow me to express myself better including all emotions. I only text when the other peron is not responding so just leave him a message for later. Text messages are ally getting small and don't seemed to get the real use of the technology.
@dbabcook (390)
• United States
9 Oct 09
For me, I would have to say that texting is actually more convenient because when I have something to say or ask and am in the middle of something else, I don't have the extra time to stop and talk and a lot of the people I text would definately keep me on the phone for a great many minutes. Don't get me wrong, I do still talk on the phone but only when there is extra time.
@anthony89 (154)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I usually text people for simple reasons. The reason I text more than call is because I don't talk to people that often and it is easier if you are ever busy or at work. It is more convenient to call people to me though. I simply just text because I only talk to a couple of people anyway.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Before cell phones became popular, we had no choice. You wrote a note to someone or called them on the telephone. Even though I have a landline telephone and a cell phone to use, I prefer to call someone. I like to save texting someone if I don't really want to talk. It's sort of like sending an email, don't you think?
@phayeth (519)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
i usually call my friends rather tan textingthe
@shilley (157)
• India
9 Oct 09
I usually text people.First most reason is texting is highly cost effective and in some networks it is totally free.I never call anybody until unless there is an emergency.But i have spoken a lot on phone,and it is always received calls....if any calls goes from my phone it is only the missed calls. One of the important advantage of having a text phone is...that is relying on texting solely helps one to give false reasons to recipients according to their convenience and leisure.And one can always make excuses by texting where as when they make false excuses while speaking they may get caught.Most importantly they cannot lie when they make calls.
@shilley (157)
• India
9 Oct 09
I usually text people.First most reason is texting is highly cost effective and in some networks it is totally free.I never call anybody until unless there is an emergency.But i have spoken a lot on phone,and it is always received calls....if any calls goes from my phone it is only the missed calls. One of the important advantage of having a text phone is...that is relying on texting solely helps one to give false reasons to recipients according to their convenience and leisure.And one can always make excuses by texting where as when they make false excuses while speaking they may get caught.Most importantly they cannot lie when they make calls.
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
I do text a lot than call. I call only if it is necessary like an emergency or I need an answer right away or it will be hard to explain what I want to imply by just texting only. I prepare texting because it is more cheaper. Here in the Philippines, the cost of text is just P1.00 and sometimes I got it free because there are free texts included when reloading prepaid. However, some network companies offering call promos, like with "sun". If you are sun and you're going to contact the same network then better call the person instead because its unlimited. The bottom line is, do what is more convenient to you.
• Canada
9 Oct 09
I text all the time. No reason really, other than the fact that texting is a lot cheaper than calling. I actually enjoy texting. It allows me to touch base or let someone know something quickly without having to take the time it does to make a call. I just have a basic phone which suits me just fine as I am used to it. I am sure there are other great options out there for texting that are much better. Maybe some day I will invest in one of those.. :-)
@mafi0831 (108)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
i choose text because sometimes it is easy for us to say something to a certain person through texting, though it is very tiring to type our message but is is more convenient for me to say a complicated topic than tell it personnally to the person concern. it costs lesser than calling. sometimes also, im kinda bore if i called the person and we are talking nonsense things so i prefer texting at least i am direct to the point. thanks
• India
9 Oct 09
Well, there may be many texting phones, and also texting may be cheaper, but still I find calling people much easier, as then you can totally express yourself in ways, not possible in any text message, you also get instant response. While texting, you would have to wait till the message reaches the other person, then expect them to reply, wait for their reply, and when you finally get it, you find out that the other person didn't actually understand what you meant.