Texting Vs. The Phone Call

United States
December 31, 2008 2:53pm CST
I was watching Jepordy the other day and the question was something like -In London they had to put pads on lightposts for people walking in to them doing this?The answer was -What Is Texting? I said to my Wife "Call me corny or old fashion, but I rather a MF just call me anyway!" "You Have to use the same # to text". "By the time I even get to the text screen our convo can be done." "Thats some heavy texting to make a MF walk into a ploe!" "What can be so important you can't watch where you going!?" She just looked at me and laughed. Is Something wrong with me or am I missing out on the next best text?
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13 responses
@UK_Shree (3603)
31 Dec 08
Sometimes texting is just easier, or more convenient. We are all pretty busy getting on with our individual lives that it can be quite hard to find the time to have a conversation with someone on the phone. There are times, however when I do prefer to have a proper conversation as opposed to having one over text as it is more personal and much quicker!!
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• United States
31 Dec 08
It seems like every time i try to text ,I make more mistakes than anything.then right when im almost done the phone rings and messes everything up.Maybe my hands are to big. Maybe im just impatient. I know alot of people, especially in the UK do text.
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@jesbellaine (4140)
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
Hi There! How are you? Well, for me, I prefer texting or sending messenges through text if I feel that I can just text it to the person... Here in the Philippines, people loves texting... and well, they reply fast so I don't have a problem with texting but sometimes, I call them if I need a definite answer or if it is really urgent that requires me to have an answer right away... I usually make phone calls if I know that I will say something that requires lots of words that I can't put up with texting... In short, I only text if it is a short question or short messages... yeah... I am a little bit lazy texting... hhehe.... THank you for the discussion! Happy MYlotting and Goodnight everyone! I am going to sleep now, this is the last discussion for tonight... I will resume tomorrow... Cheers!
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@coffeebreak (17811)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Although I understand that texting can be cheaper than the phone calls... at the same time...good grief, no you are not missing something - texting is so over used and this just proves it. If you can't stop texting long enough to watch where you are going... you are texting to much and need to go get help!!! Nobody is that important or busy that they have to text instead of watching where they are going.
@idcoder (382)
• India
1 Jan 09
i prefer texting much more then calling..it is way too cheaper and i also am now acustomed to texting rather then calling..thanks happy myloting and happy new year
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• Philippines
1 Jan 09
I am used to in using text instead of phone calls. Cellphones are introduced in our country and sending sms cost less than making a call. Nowadays, there are promotions since a lot of telecoms/network are competing with each other so they have come up with really good deals of using your cellphone to make calls. I prefer to make a call when I really need to say something important or if the message that I want to convey cannot wait. I use text for just, you know, some chats, to remind someone of something, of by just keeping in touch with friends.
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@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I send more texts than the calls I make. I have prepaid and texting is a lot cheaper than a call no matter what.
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• Philippines
1 Jan 09
i preferred to used txting when in communicating with my friends and to those people who wants to communicate with me cause it i cheaper than make a phone call. i used phone call when there is a very important and urgent message or an events like birthday just to greet them and know them that im very happy to hear their voice. well here in the philippines is very addicted in txting rather than call. thats y the philippines tags as a "txting capital of the world"
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@cthabrew (65)
• Sri Lanka
1 Jan 09
i think text is the best and easiest way to communicate
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@liisafiat (660)
• Latvia
1 Jan 09
Texting is better at some point. Not always cheaper, but definitely better. Because I save the time of that person whom I am sending a text message to. He/she will read my message as soon as he/she will have time for that. Maybe a person is talking to somebody? Maybe a person is having a presentation? Maybe my phone call will irritate a person `in the middle of something`? I prefer to receive phone calls instead of texting, but as for outgoing `calls`: I make texting prior the making a phone call! How egoistic, isn`t it?
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Some people are so long winded that you basically have to hang up on them to end a call. I don't like to come off as being rude. Beside we had a cell bill over $150 on a monthly basis and we were not using so much of the talk time. We had a 2000 minute plan. Well we primarily used only 1200 minutes on average per month. So we decided to change the plan to lowest 400 minute plan. Next we changed our text feature to the unlimited text feature. So, for the people that are long winded I don't answer their calls and will send there a quick text asking them what they need. I explain to them that I changed my phone plan and can be reached moving forward by text message. I haven't had any complaints yet, and I don't suspect I ever will. Plus it brings my monthly bill down to under $90 monthly. That's a $60 savings. Plus, we have nights and weekends, so if they want to talk on the phone, they can call me after 9pm any day of the week and all day on Saturday or Sunday. In addition to that I have 5 phone numbers that I can call and by in my favorite 5 they can be landline numbers or other cell numbers, doesn't matter and I can reach them just fine, and change the numbers out once monthly, so if someone changes their number or moves away, we got it all covered. I'm loving my new plan. I also enjoy the fact that I can have flexibility to add on additional package minutes if I get in jeopardy of going over in any given month. Which I seriously doubt that I will need to do, as I'm well disciplined at saving money. Happy New Year.
@jambi462 (4591)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I think that I prefer the phone call over the text because when you text you can't hear the person's voice and you really don't even know if it's them or not. I haven't really been able to text though until recently and I do think that it is pretty handy when you just have to send short messages.
@cutepenguin (6444)
• Canada
1 Jan 09
I text a lot - it's easier when I have to give details to a group of people, or if I have to be quick. It also works if I know that the other person is busy - they can get the message at their convenience and respond. I know that's what voicemail is for, but it just feels faster.
• India
1 Jan 09
Texting and phone call are very important for express my feel.