Would you be more likley to talk on the phone or sent a text message, and why?

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  1. catsimmons profile image81
    catsimmonsposted 12 years ago

    Would you be more likley to talk on the phone or sent a text message, and why?

  2. Cookinmom11 profile image61
    Cookinmom11posted 12 years ago

    It depends who I'm talking to and where I am. 

    If I want to talk to my kids, I text. That's their preferred method and I'm OK with that.

    If I want to talk to my parents, I call. Texting is not part of their world  and won't be any time soon.

    Actually, I prefer to text because I can keep doing what I'm doing, and it keeps the conversation short and sweet. I'm not a big fan of talking on the phone. smile

  3. bmgollhofer profile image65
    bmgollhoferposted 12 years ago

    I prefer text message as is fast, easy, and avoids long conversations if you only have a few minutes to spare. Plus its easier to do in school, at work, etc

  4. catsimmons profile image81
    catsimmonsposted 12 years ago

    Hi Cookinmom
    Yep I'm the same with my kids. Usually I chat with my parents on the phone too..but I do text my Dad sometimes when I have a short update (they can talk for hours!) Also I'm in Canada and my parents are in the UK so the time diff can be a pain...

  5. Lee Douglas profile image60
    Lee Douglasposted 12 years ago

    Text Message every time.

    And at work, I e-mail rather than make phone calls.

    This is mostly due to my personality, where I have trouble concentrating on one thing at time. With Txt/E-mail, I can have several conversations at once, whilst also doing something else.

    Whilst, when I'm on the phone - I have to concentrate much more, and also have trouble sometimes processing the information as I can't see the other person whilst they are speaking.

    Also, I have an embarrassing habit of mimicking the other person's accent when I speak to them. I recently spoke to someone from Ireland on the phone in work, and couldn't get rid of the accent for a week!

    That was quite an amusing week for my colleagues!!

  6. Gyldenboy profile image62
    Gyldenboyposted 12 years ago

    I like phoning and being phoned more. If I get a text from a long known contact, I simply call back.

    I'm not a fan of texting. Sometimes, I'll send an address or reminder to someone through a text. That to me, is the best use for texting. But for conversations, I don't like texting.

    I'll humor conversational texting with a new contact. However, eventually I'll reduce my participation on the texting bandwagon. Making it clear in a nice way, phone calls are the best way to reach me.

    In my case, texting is a chore. It distracts me from what I need to do more then talking on the phone would. I can't resist trying to perfect my texts before sending them. It's a nightmare.

    However, I can talk on the phone and do anything on my list of hobbies or things to get done. It's great. I can even repeat what the person has told me. I can also hear the voice, and gauge what the other person maybe feeling.

    Nothing beats a phone call. I can keep them as short and to the point as a text as needed. My shortest phone calls, have been no more then a minute. It's not unusual for me to make calls like that during the day.

    Phones calls, they rock. ^^

  7. JEDIJESSICUH profile image75
    JEDIJESSICUHposted 12 years ago

    Most people I'd rather talk to via text message. I can be wittier in a text because I don't have to respond immediately. I can take a minute to think of a good response. In person you have to go, go, go. There's no stopping to figure out what to say next.

  8. wedmed profile image61
    wedmedposted 12 years ago

    text message is so impersonal. So, I would rather talk to a person!

  9. supplies expert profile image59
    supplies expertposted 12 years ago

    I'm only 22 years old and I know most people think our generation is all about texting and I may be an outlier, but trying to have a conversation through text messages it's probably the stupidest thing anyone can do. It literally takes 10 times longer to text a full on conversation rather than just call and talk for all of 2 mins usually. I just find texting to be good for quick updates or quick responses, but for a conversation it's just more efficient to call each other.  Too many times have I had someone misinterpret a text and go to the wrong place or go at the wrong time. I'd prefer phone calls.

  10. arksys profile image83
    arksysposted 12 years ago

    I always text ... i don't know if the person i'm trying to get in touch with is busy or not and i'm sure they'll get my msg when they get free.


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