SMS or Call - What do you prefer?

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@SimplyJo (1694)
India
December 10, 2006 12:18pm CST
Ok.. here comes another cell phone related question from me... Whenever you need to inform someone something/say some lovey dovey stuff/work related issues.. what do you do? Do you send an SMS or call? For me first preference is SMS unless i'm in the mood for catching up w/t a friend for gossip and stuff or when i talk to my boy friend -- coz THAT is mandatory --- apart from tens of lovey dovey messages to be sent back and forth throughout the day. LOL. Other than for these 2 things, i almost ALWAYS sms.. not only because it is cheaper but less time consuming. And sometimes when you are avoiding someone but need to get in touch for some urgent work or something.. sms is a perfect tool. So.. what would it be for YOU - SMS/Call?
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@mat182 (27)
• Brazil
10 Dec 06
well personally is better but when I have to use a cellphone a Call is better :]
@mr_ilham (1611)
• Indonesia
11 Dec 06
both
• Malaysia
11 Dec 06
i think call better than sms..
@jal1948 (1360)
• India
11 Dec 06
A call is definitely better even though at times one may tend to talk more than necessary and increase the bill but you get the personal touch.
• India
11 Dec 06
that always depend on availablity. Availablity of Balance, and importance of the person whom i've to call. else SMS are cheaper so not if call then go for SMS. thanx for such a nice discussion. regards, Abhi
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
12 Dec 06
hey abhi. i'm glad u enjoyed the discussion.. but even more so i enjoyed everyones replies. thx for posting guys!
• India
11 Dec 06
As days pass by you, YOU CHANGE.. Thats the funda answer to this discussion.. When I was at college (no money to call people continously) SMS was the medium for Communication.. But when you came out to work.. Initially SMS+Calls. But now every communication is on Calls otherthan passing some details, phone numbers, etc I use SMS.
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
11 Dec 06
yes it does change at/for work. call is the way then. i'm sorry friends i can't respond to each and every post (even though i want to) but want to thank you all for the tremedous responses and lovely replies to my discussions :) thx !
• India
11 Dec 06
i prefer sms...usually...but some times call it depends on situation n the matter we r goin to tell
• India
11 Dec 06
can i sms u
• United States
11 Dec 06
Being a 26 year old male, I’ve been able to see SMS blossom from it’s first days of Alphabet text to the now T9-Word format that is equipped on newer phones. I’ve always shunned the instant text because it seemed so impersonal and it took too long to type everything I wanted to get across. But having warmed up to the idea, it’s taken a new hold on me where the text is really simple and easy to say a quick ‘hello’ or make a time and date to meet. What really amazes me these days is seeing the younger generation use these phones like it’s a computer and enter entire messages at the speed of a keyboard to their friends. The actual call is being replaced entirely with messages that can be sent to one person or entire groups of friends, as well as pictures and sounds. I think we’re starting to see a generational gap in the fact that the older an individual, the more likely to make a personal call, and the younger a person, the more likely to send a text.
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
11 Dec 06
I totally agree. thanks for sharing your views.
• India
11 Dec 06
i prefer SMS BECOZ it seems to be cool an easy mode fo communication
• India
11 Dec 06
ur also a miser then ur not to be used call
@wlctrent (58)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I always go to SMS or email first and then phone. It's easier and it doesn't disturb the other person if they are working. And yes, you're right it is cheaper too. Urgent matters, however, I always call.
• China
11 Dec 06
well,strongly agree with you
@mobius (24)
• Canada
4 Jan 07
calling is the way to go, unless you are on a unlimited sms plan. the sms cost is going to add up .15 per message. 1 a day, thats $4.5/ month. mind you for those of you who love to sms. 1 a day out of the question. more like 10 a day.
@mashimaro (1094)
• Philippines
4 Jan 07
cellphoen - cellphone
I try it first to sms if he/she will not reply I will call him/her
@amitavroy (4820)
• India
4 Jan 07
well frankly speaking i prefer call rahter than sms. because i think i can speak more in a minute than write in the given number of letters. and also while we call we can communicate. but when we send sms we are asctually telling our thing. and if the person has to say something about it then he has to call or sms again. which is again waste of money
• India
3 Jan 07
I prefer call.Communication can be done well by calling other than smsing.But the funny stuff can be sent only through sms.But if sms is free call is an alternative.Thanks for such a good discussion. i really loved replying your discussion thanks and regards god bless you:)
@shilpa28k (1737)
• India
3 Jan 07
I prefer both - SMS and Call.
@Hamlet333 (724)
• Pakistan
3 Jan 07
I prefer Sms most of the time but rarely do calls.
@faisal86 (471)
• Pakistan
1 Jan 07
Now you can send free sms to any where in Pakistan from www.funmania.inc.tc
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
24 Dec 06
I no longer have a cell phone, so I always call. I want to make sure the person gets my message and the sms could be erased without ever reading it. The same for email or any text message. Maybe if I am live with the person on MSM/icq/aim.
@puma_nz (999)
• New Zealand
24 Dec 06
I usually send a pxt txt.. LOL cos my friends and family talk for ages!!! lol My credit goes down mighty fast if I call them so I will just send them all a PIC!!! Heaps cheaper.. I know.. Im mean aye!
@marrry (341)
• Romania
24 Dec 06
my cell - my cell
I PREFR A CALL BECAUSE I CAN TALK MORE AND I CAN EXPLAIN THINGS THE WAY THEY ARE ..WITH A SMS U CAN'T DO OR SAY TOO MANY THINGS ...
@nhtpscd (1418)
• Australia
24 Dec 06
I use telephone most often as my mobile is prepaid and very rearly has any credit. At least that way I don't have that big a bill.
@suren2k6cse (2624)
• India
12 Dec 06
call.
@vincent72 (1634)
• Australia
12 Dec 06
well personally i prefer phonecall , but i use sms if i dont have much money left on phone.