Texting or Emailing? What's your pleasure?

@dloveli (4369)
United States
October 29, 2009 7:23am CST
Would you rather own a computer or a cell phone? Which do you like better, texting or emailing? I would much rather have my lap top than a cell phone. I dont think that cell phones are all that important. By this I mean they have become such an irritant in my life. Everytime I look at my older daughter she has her cellphone. I told her for her birthday I was going to have it surgically attached to her permanently. I have been in lines at stores and there are people talking a blue streak and the cashier is trying to get their attention. It's sickening! I do understand that they can be helpful in a crisis. For me I think that having the internet is a better choice and investment. We can not only chat but use it to keep ourselves updated on the issues going on around the world. For me, its the internet!!! What's your pleasure?dl
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
30 Oct 09
I prefer to email. Because it can be done in a jiffy. If text, sometimes it's lost and I have friends saying that they don't get my text messages even after I've sent them twice.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Oct 09
not all of my friends have computers and the others don't have cellphone. so it can't be possible to have only one, email or texting. so we really have to have a cellphone and a computer. but if we can have only one of them that can do both, and in much cheaper price than the other, we get the two? what i have right now is smart phone, that lets me do both. and more...
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
30 Oct 09
Maybe it's possible, bro.. I'm sure you have heard of Skype; they allow voice calling. But I don't know whether it's free or have a low cost.. So in that way, friends can email and talk online too. Like video calling, if I'm not mistaken.
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I think email is more professional or mature. I have sent text messages before and they were helpful. If you have no phone service, you have no texting ability. At least if you have internet you are able to email. You dont worry about fees or charges. I dont know 6 in one and half a dozen in the other. Its all based on preferenc. dl
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@feodda (579)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
I rather use my cellphone when sending messages. It could be receive ASAP and be read ASAP, rather than the emails. Especially, emergency message needs texting to send them.
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@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Oct 09
just like the one that i am using now, i can send short messages. but i can also send emails, and also connect to internet and do mylotting. i got this mobile phone that lets me do all of them. this smart phone is really very smart.
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I think that's a great point. Cell phones are a great invention for speedy communication. The problem is the chosen few that abuse it. They make it difficult for everybody because now they are creating laws against using cell phones. This would've never happened if they'd used them as intended. But Im sure Im not the first one to say this. Happy myLotting dl
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
29 Oct 09
Hi dear! I feel that laptop or PCs are better options than owning a mobile handset. In PCs or laptops we get lots of facilities, liked big screen, elaborate key board, mouse and 'DVD drives etc.', which just cannot be there on mobile handsets. I would prefer owning a PC, if I'm given a choice, rather than a mobile phone. No doubt mobile phones have their own utility, but they cannot be compared with PCs.
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
29 Oct 09
Hey DPK! I totally agree with you. I was just saying to another myLotter that its not the fact that you like your cell phone. It's the fact that there are people That do NOTHING but playing around with their cell phones. Its dangerous! From what I can tell, its mostly girls around my neck of the woods. Im sure its men too. These kids have no idea of how to look for a book at the library but they can tell the make and model number of the latest, greatest cell phone. Its sickening if you ask me. dl
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
30 Oct 09
I fully agree and endorse your views about mobile phones and today's generation is like that, as you have stated.
• China
29 Oct 09
i prefer to own a cellphone,because it's more convenient to carry with,u can listen to the music , see the movie, text to your friends even connect to the internet ,we can make deal via cellphone too ! of course ,computer is something must as well
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
29 Oct 09
It is true cellphones can do almost anything now a days. Its almost the same thing. Pretty soon it will be one in the same. Then we'll have the best of both worlds. dl
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Oct 09
that's right. and i also have this mobile phone that lets me do more than just calling and texting. i use this phone to go to mylot and post, everyday. it's pretty expensive, but at least, i can make use of my phone, more than any other phone can do with their phone.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Oct 09
internet for sure I hate texting I dont do it but I have a friend that when she is here she is always texting but also talkin gto us too but sometimes I feel as she isnt all the time here with us.
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
29 Oct 09
Thank heavens my girl! Finally someone who sees it my way! I cant stand that! My daughter does stuff like that. I will be talking to her and she is also on her cell and chatting on aim. I feel like snatching that phone off of her ear and tossing it out the window. lol Im with you. THe internet! dl
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 Oct 09
thnaks for BR and yup I sometimes lik eto thro hers away too but she pasys for it and dont visit that often now as she lives in Phoenix. and she calls us no texting!
@Richy2K9 (36)
• Mauritius
3 Nov 09
hello ... i would say owning both would be great & be used according to situations. i prefer messaging off my computer, for easier for me to type & send long text. but as i'm mostly at work, i can make use of my cell phone for the short messages & just to keep inform. i rarely or almost never do long sms conversations like i would do on PC with e-mails, blogs, etc... some people are unfortunately too much addicted to the mobile technology, it helps somehow, but removes the warmth of real contact & the magic behind a well written mail (with a pen here;) ) ... i'm an internet addict, not good!;) so be it ... cheers!
@dloveli (4369)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I see that we're alot alike. I like to use the computer to send messages as well. I like the keyboard. I had the full keyboard on my last phone. That I loved. I do think that writing a letter will become an art one day. No one seems to write anything personally these days. Kind of sad if you think about it. I have kept the idea of handwritten cards and letters fresh in my family. We only give handwritten cards. No type written notheing like that. I buy many different types of paper and decorations and we go to it. Its now something we look forward to. Sometimes they give each other cards just because. I couldnt ask for more from my girls. The fact that they are interested in something as well as doing something nice just because is the best. Happy MyLotting. dl
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Oct 09
i always wanted to have a laptop of my own, but i cannot save much money to buy it. i love internet and i guess most of us. from within the family circle, we cannot have more computers, if we want to communicate often. but with cellphones, it can be done, and it's much cheaper. what i bought for myself, about six months now, is a mobile phone that will let me go online and post to mylot, and that's above calling and texting.
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I see your point! It is much easier to find a phone that does everything these days. I do think that cellphones cost as much if not more than computers some times. Depending on what you're looking for. thanks for responding.dl
@ample03 (403)
• India
30 Oct 09
I love Internet a lot, but I like texting more than emailing. I think texting is a very important communication tool. They are like talking to a person. Email is not a person to person communication because it goes to the inbox of the recipient. On the other hand texting is pretty personal because, it directly reaches to a person and it immediately brings attention to the recipient. Though Email is cheaper than texting, I like to text most because of the immediacy quality of them.
@dloveli (4369)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I am a terrible texter! It takes me forever to get the message typed. I like the email because I can interact more personally. I mean its the point that not every one has the texting skills or likes it. If they have a computer. they can email at not extra charge. dl
@bluray (408)
• Singapore
30 Oct 09
I personally like texting as it is fast and easily available.but it also depends on the situation.we cant send long mails through mails and in that case emailing is the best answer,where we can send long mails at pour leisure.as for text it is easily noticed by the reciever ant you can also get the answer soon.you dont have to log in your e mail address again and again.
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
30 Oct 09
No doubt that texting is better and faster. I just cant do it well. I am a great typist but when it comes to writing with the phone pad, forget it. I was good when I had the full keypad. When I have to use the number pad and decide A OR B OR C I get confused. Dont ask me why... I think they are both useful. In fact now a days you can buy a phone that has all the computer capabilities to be used just like a computer. I would love it, if I could afford it that is. That's the problem with cell phones. EXPENSE.dl
@lindiebiz (1013)
• Canada
30 Oct 09
For me cellphones are very important but a lot of people abuse its use which is very annoying but prefare texting to emailing
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Right to the point. Very well put! Its like with anything else. We have those few that have to push the envelope. I hate that! Hopefully one day people will learn the word moderation and live by it. I can only hope..... thanks and happy myLotting dl
@mizcash (686)
• Canada
30 Oct 09
I am not a fan of cell phones ,I think the distreupt my time and I can't be bothered with then. I love writing emails and love getting them.
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Its a personal choice. I think its based on what your needs are. I love emails too. Every morning I wake up and get my daughter up for school. Me and my hubby go to Dunkins right next door. When I come back I sit on my bed and myLot. I dont know what I would do with my laptop and emailing. I think texting is a hinderance if anything. I dont have the knack for it. dl
• United States
30 Oct 09
I love Texting is my favorite hobbie so i would definitely own a cellphone instead of the computer. :-)
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
30 Oct 09
Are you sure you're not my child? I swear you could be my daughter's twin. I was asleep when I had her so it's possible that I had another. LoL You and her are two peas in a pod. I often wonder what would happen to yous if cellphones became illegal? dl
@hora_fugit (5442)
• India
30 Oct 09
Texting on cell is irritating sometimes. I like the full keyboard rather. Besides, I don't have a cell with many gadgets... so not my favourite. Even then, I would like the net better. It's convenient and doesn't interfere with your daily chorus all the time!
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• Philippines
30 Oct 09
i agree... typing with full keyboard is faster and that it doesnt beep. usually, i tell my friends, let's chat than text.. hehehe...
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
cellphone - very handy
I cannot do without my cellphone. There were times that I have to go back home for a forgotten cellphone. I use it all the time in communicating with my children and friends. I don't want to miss any communication for the day. It is handy, easy to use for emergencies and cheaper. If I need a computer, I am always online while in the office and there are always internet cafes I can find anywhere in the city, if need be.
@dloveli (4369)
• United States
29 Oct 09
Hey Money! You remind me so much of my daughter. We went on vacation once and we literally had to turn around 30 minutes into the vacation so she would shut up. I wanted to kill her. My joke is if I could I would have the phone surgically attached to her ear. lol I do understand the attraction. I also think that so many people are losing sight of themselves due to the fact that all they do is worry about their phones. There is so much more to life than a cell phone. As long as you have a life outside of your phone than hey hats off to ya. Its the people that eat, sleep, and drink their cellphones. What happened to reading or hobbies? These people have no clue.. That's all I worry about. dl
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
i would rather have a cellphone than a computer, i can bring my cellphone anywhere i go because i can just put it inside my pocket and it's very important communicating my family with me wherever i go, with computer, it's also important but i could rent anywhere in an internet cafe whenever i would want to.
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
29 Oct 09
You have a good argument Xannebull! I dont disagree with your points. It is true your cellphone can go everywhere. I can take my laptop everywhere with me but its hard to find internet access. Good points. dl
29 Oct 09
I would love both. But I like using the cell phones in sending messages. It is handy than the computer. The message is instant. And almost all people use he cell phone. Computers are only for emails that are more formal, inspirational messages, etc. People don't always open their emails, not like the cell phone. People use it mostly 24 hours, good for emergency purposes.
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
29 Oct 09
You are right in saying people dont read their emails. My husband always has thousands of emails. I am constantly telling him to check the emails. You never know if there is something important in them. If you send a message by phone,they get it right away. Thanks for pointing that out. Its so true! dl
@kunal0099 (234)
• India
29 Oct 09
Hi dear, when it comes to use of my cellphone i used to text more than mails. Its very easy and very quick to use just on finger tips. What do you think?
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@vingyan06 (2489)
• Malaysia
30 Oct 09
True enough, cell phone comes more handy and texting is quick and every one now seems to have their cell phone. Some even owns more than 1 cell phone. No doubt mails is important too. We get free to send what ever emails to others. But for texting, it is paid per text. I have seen a shocking news that a person break a world record where he text his friends and family for 1000 texting everyday. Can't think of how much he got to pay for his bill.
@sky886 (16)
• China
30 Oct 09
For me , more like email ,mobile phones have been rarely used!!!!!!11
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@lengzki (125)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I use the computer and cellphone for different purposes. When I need to call or text somebody, I normally use my phone. I can use it right away without getting and opening my laptop. I use my laptop to work and check the internet. I don't chat anymore as don't have much free time.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
30 Oct 09
if pleasure is so to speak, there is really no problem of discussion, and computer will win. but not everyone has computer although most of them knows that there are cyber cafes that we can use the computer if we want to communicate through emails. but emails take some time before the received can read the message. with cellphones, you can receive the message or the call instantly.
• United States
12 Jan 10
I prefer my cell phone. I can text, e-mail and use the internet. That way I can use it wherever I am.