Call or Text?

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  1. Debi

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    I've only recently learned how to text. It seemed to me to be such a short cut and took away the personal contact of a phone call. However, I had to learn with a teen in the house, as that's about the only way to communicate with him....even when he's IN the house. lol

    So tell me, do you prefer to call or text and WHY?

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    It depends on the situation, if I want to actually talk and have a full conversation I will call it's just more personal, and I usually take a few hours to respond with texting if it isn't urgent. But if it's a quick reminder or just a quick interaction I prefer text, but I do have a hack for my texting which makes it super easy. I use speech to text, I might be fast at typing on the computer but I am as slow as molasses when it comes to texting. I have long nails ( like Vampira or Elvira long) and they make this obnoxiously loud clacking sound that just gets on my nerves if it's a long text. And speech to text makes it easier to avoid little typos.
     
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    More or less the same as WhitneyKristina.
    If it's short and not urgent. Text. Solving a problem via calls to prevent any misunderstanding. Text feels unnatural though. It's like we humans are quickly evolving to be beings without any feelings in the near future. Then what? Completely numb from the technology similar to robots/aliens. In the end, technology is always against nature. But maybe we are the ones to beat the nature once and for all.
     
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    Don't own a mobile phone,they don't work where I live.Must be the only person on Earth that doesn't.
     
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    Text. Voice to text. Calling if I know I have some time and no distractions. . So basically once every 5 years.

    No, I hate talking on the phone and I always have. However, it all depends on my mood, anxiety, how many other things I'm doing, who all I'm trying to tend to on my end, and what I feel and sense from the other person/people. At times I can talk over an hour. Usually just two minutes. :smirkcat:

    In person? You can't get me to shut up.
     
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    I don't like talking on the phone, but would rather have a phone call than a text.....cant stand texting, especially if the other person expects an immediate answer. if its important it should be "in person" on the phone otherwise it will probably be a day or two before I text back..... I don't even carry my phone with me most of the time. I check it about every 3 hours and get back with anyone who has called.
     
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    Texting, and specifically group texting is a great way to communicate to family. My family plans events this way.

    If it's urgent, I agree, nothing better than person to person conversation. Otherwise the beauty of texts is that you answer when you have time ( or not at all if it's someone that you don't want to "talk" to ).

    I got into texting many years ago when my daughter would fired off text after text to friends and family. I figured that I better learn this technology.
     
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    I'll send you a text to tell you, Debi. :)
     
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    Mind meld - Vulcan cultural or Earth-bound psychic - don't make a big diff to me.
     
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