do you find text messaging or making a call more easy

@mtata23 (354)
India
December 2, 2008 3:41am CST
people use text messaging or sms a lot or for short messages to their family and friends. Although, making a call charges are more than text messaging but still I prefer to make a call only. 1. I do not have such patience to type letters, change case to type numbers or capital letters, add symbols and send. For me typing a sentence of 5 words takes 10 minutes. Instead making a call is easier for me. 2. Making a call to family and friends is personal touch. Moreover I get reply or answers from my friends immediately. Also my mother cannot see properly, so I always make a call, however small matter it may be. What do you think and prefer?
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@KENSHA29 (34)
5 Dec 08
making the call is better it takes to long to text. if you call you can say what you got to say and be done
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• Singapore
5 Mar 09
You can always practise texting fast.
@prasanta (1949)
• India
5 Dec 08
I go by purpose. If it is to congratulate someone, I send SMS. If it is to know or inform something, I first call up. If call is not attended, I send SMS.
@mantrix (80)
• Malaysia
5 Dec 08
sure making call because i hate msg ..
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• India
14 Dec 08
i too prefer making a call than messaging its boring for me to type a message thats wy i always prefer to make a call..but most of my friends like to send a message tahn makin of call maybe they prefer due to call charges are more than that of sending a text message..i always call to my family but i will send messages to my frinds..
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@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
[i]Hello mtata23, Because of economic reasons that I also sending text messages. At first it was cumbersome and it was slow. After two years, I am still slow but manageable now. Sometimes text is better than voice message and vice versa. I also call once in a while if I the messages to be send is longer or you need a response immediately. So it's good to be flexible. Tried texting for a month, in time you will get us to it. Regards.[/i]
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
8 Dec 08
I prefer sending message than making a call. It is because I value my money, the loads the will eat up is higher the calling so I just text. But there are some instances that text message is not practical like in emergency cases, text message will not be a choice. in our place, there are lots of network providers that offer .50cents per text message while 5.50 to 6.50 per minute of calls...
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• United States
3 Dec 08
Text messages is great for keeping up with you kids... but as far as having a conversation goes, I would rather call someone and talk. It takes me FOREVER to type using a regular keypad. my kids actually have long conversations with their friends via text messaging. It's amazing watching their little fingers fly through words that would take me forever to type out! lol!
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• Philippines
3 Dec 08
It actually depends on the purpose of the communication, if it's for the sole purpose of talking about something that needs deeper explanation then it's better to be talking than typing. But if it's for instructions or something that has numbers involved then texting would be better. Advantages of talking on the mobile: 1. It's clear. You can actually explain further what you mean than to limit words in a few characters. 2. Straight to the point and you could actually hear the person (and can actually see them now in 3G), so you would get what he/she is saying by the voice or the facial expression. Disadvantage of talking on the mobile: 1. It actually depends on the signal. Lower or fluctuating signals could hinder a quality conversation. It could actually be annoying too and frustrating specially if you hear a mumble of cutting out words. 2. Expensive. You can't talk for long hours using your mobile (unless of course you are enrolled to a specific type of carrier who could give you that freedom but still benefits entails costs, costs varies in many ways, there's such thing as low monetary cost but low quality of reception, etc.). Advantages of Texting: 1. Clear. Most especially if it involves numbers, addresses and even a name. You don't have to write it down, you just save it and you could easily access the correct spelling, directions and numbers you need. 2. You can save the texts. You can't record the voice, but you could save all the messages a person sends you. Disadvantages of Texting: 1. Confusion in terms of what the person on the other line mean. Like the statement "Yeah Right". It may mean "You're right" in a nice way or "Yeah right" in a negative connotation. Words lose their meaning when a person doesn't know how the other was saying it, it could even cause lots of fights and confusion in the end. 2. It's faster to talk than to type in those little keys. A few minutes of typing could be a few minutes when someone speak them. Unless you're really fast in txting like me. =) So, there you go. For me though, I'd go for talking. But because of the costs of mobile conversations here in my country (plus the ability of taking a lot of battery time when talking) then I'd rather just text the day away. =)
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@zabawaus (1732)
• United States
3 Dec 08
I hate texting, it is waste of time and takes so long and it doesnt finish only with one message answer the messages also sucks, so i am a caller , quick and easy :)
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
3 Dec 08
I too prefer making personal calls rather than sending SMS.I am a very impatient person,and when I want to sent SMS ,I often fumble and consume much time,typing out my message.So I prefer to call and pass on my message verbally.Only if the message is unimportant,and not urgent,then I sit down and SMS it correctly........ When I am in a hurry,I always fumble up all the keys,and make a mess of my message,and so give up half way through and make a call instead......
@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
3 Dec 08
Please donot fumble up while drafting an SMS, please call me for help........LOL!
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
3 Dec 08
Oh Thank you so much Dpkjee..I didnt realize you were an SMS expert..........But tell me friend,did you acquire this skill in college itself,where you had enough scope to practice,or did you develop your skills much later in life,Dpkjee...????
@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
2 Dec 08
Oh I hate sending text messages, I find the mobile phone too small to use I would much rather phone someone, then you can really have a good conversation, Texting is only good for quick messages I think..
@mtata23 (354)
• India
2 Dec 08
i agree with you. mobile is too small a gadget to write even a line or two.
• Philippines
3 Dec 08
your right, texting just give u a hand stress.. by keep on pressing keys for letter, while your making a call.. it s just a one call ayaw than pressing..
@sindhu88 (306)
• India
2 Dec 08
Hii Iam exactly like u rey i too dont like text messaging at all. I alwayz fight with frnds that i cant mgs and i will do call they say to chat in mobile this what happening daily. But recently iam becoming some what intrested in msging due to my friends.
@mtata23 (354)
• India
3 Dec 08
good luck sindhu. happy mylotting
@nanayangel (7862)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
Hi there Mtata! I prefer calls. Even though it is a bit more expensive than text messaging, it gets the message clearer to the receiver. Sometimes, text messages can be interpreted in other ways that how you really mean to say it and what exactly it is that you wanna say.
@mtata23 (354)
• India
2 Dec 08
that is exactly the point i prefer calls. i can put my message to the receiver more clearly and get response too in a short time.
@eggnog (46)
• Philippines
15 Jul 09
Id prefer for calling than sendind some text message, why? Because if you text the people you love saying "i love you honey" it has no emotion, but if you go call her, and say that word, i think she will appritiate what have you done, thats my simple comment about these topic.
@reckon21 (3484)
• Philippines
5 Mar 09
Calling is expensive, while texting is much cheaper. Texting requires more typing. But calling is instant. If I had the money I always made calls. If the budget is quite low, I prefer texting.
• Singapore
5 Mar 09
Hi mtata23, I find text messaging easier than making a call normally. Quick in, quick out. Also it is cheaper usually. But if you need to say more than you can put in 1 or 2 messages, perhaps calling would then be easier. Cheers!
• United States
22 Feb 09
It depends for me. If I can text and tell you everything that I need to then yeah I like it. But, if I have to tell you something important and it is going to take too long to text then I would reather call. Or if it is something that I need to get an answer to right away then of course I like to talk on the phone rather then texting.
• United States
7 Jan 09
I have a lot more txt messages than calls on my phone. I text often, as I find it easier than talking to people on the phone. I do talk on the phone, mainly to people who do not have the ability to txt, or if I really want to talk and not bother with typing out a long conversation.
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
29 Dec 08
I don't use texting at all, so I would have to say making a call. I don't have texting on my phone and I've never used it on anyone else's phone, either. I actually do not like the phone and only use it when I need to.
@shonali (1286)
• India
4 Dec 08
well i have no idea why this is so with me but i hate talking on the phone with anyone other than my boyfriend that too cos he is far away from me so it falls cheaper for me to call him and talk to him rather than send text msgs... but i dont know why i have this hatererd of talking over the phone..... but when i have to talk over the phone in some circumstances i can actually feel my ears turning hot with holding the phone to my ear..... and after a while my ear starts paining too if im talking for too long..... i really wonder if there is anyone like me in this world who experiences the same thing the way i do