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On your phone, do you communicate more often by voice calls or text messages?

It’s pretty hard these days to not be glued to your phone 24/7. You’d have to put some serious effort in keeping it away from you. It dings with text messages, emails, app notifications, phone calls, security camera sightings… and much, much more.

When you use your phone, do you usually communicate more often by voice calls or by text messages? Do you have a preference, or does it mostly depend on the other person calling or texting?

After you vote in the below poll, please feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts.

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Steven N.
1 month ago

Since I have discovered my phones ability to type what I say, the number of times I text has increased dramatically but I still like to just call and say what I have to say. As others have pointed out the whole conversation goes faster with a call.

Bob Palin
1 month ago

I probably make 2-3 phone calls a month (if I have to), I use various forms of text messaging for almost everything, it’s much more efficient.

Roy Davis
1 month ago

I have always said that I can get everything said in a two minute conversation that would take 10-15 minutes to texting back and forth.

John Koenig
1 month ago

You have a TELEPHONE in your hand; CALL ME!!!

Between tiny screens & keyboards that virtually guarantee mistakes to Spell Check & Grammer Correct that compound problems to iPhones that will CHANGE what you type AFTER you hit “Send”, texting is just a royal PITA. CALL ME. In less than a minute we can have an entire conversation and NOT have to play “texting ping pong”.

Everybody's Got One
1 month ago

My hearing is extremely limited, so I use texting for more than 95% of my daily communications.
If these SmartPhones were really smart, they’d know how to compensate for competing extraneous noises and hearing impairment.

JAMES
1 month ago

My daughter texts me good morning and good night every day and I text her back

DW/ND
1 month ago

All my texting is done on my computer keyboard! The cell fone is for emergency use only, i.e., home or 911! We have a landline also. My wife has a small flip fone which fits her purse; I had a flip fone which I lost while check flood damaged roads and now I have a Nokia cell fone (? handheld computer!) with many bells and whistles – none of which I understand, it is also heavy and doesn’t fit a shirt pocket either!

Gary
1 month ago

It’s not a phone. It’s a pocket computer with a phone app.

Rich
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary

+1

Kaeleen Buckingham
1 month ago

It depends on the phone! The landline is all talk (imagine that!) and my cell is leans more towards text.

Scott
1 month ago

It all depends on who I’m communicating with. Some of my friends and family prefer text, some prefer talk. I don’t care either way.

Cindy
1 month ago

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots” Albert Einstein

Cheryl Bacon
1 month ago
Reply to  Cindy
Barnjai
1 month ago
Reply to  Cheryl Bacon

Einstein may not have said that but he sure should have! It would have made him look even smarter.

Bob
1 month ago

I don’t have a smart phone and don’t want one or need one since I use my phone very little. I think people who are either talking or texting on their phones constantly need to get a life!!!

Bob Palin
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob

and I think that people who judge other people need to get a life.

Thomas D
1 month ago

Texting is the absolute worst. Driving and texting is dangerous and so very common.
For me to see a text, I’d have to put on my glasses ,whuch would blurr my driving vision. I can get my message across faster by talking.
If I were king of the world, no more texting while moving at all. Remember the lady in the mall that walked into a pool.She sued but I never heard the results

Jim
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas D

The question wasn’t how you communicate on your phone while driving. Remember, talking on your phone while driving is distracting and dangerous.

JAMES
1 month ago
Reply to  Thomas D

Text while driving if you want to meet Jesus in person

patti panuccio
1 month ago

I hate talking on the phone always have, and always will. Thanks to the universe for texting ability.

Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  patti panuccio

I agree 100%, plus being a tad hard of hearing doesn’t help with the phone calls!

Barnjai
1 month ago
Reply to  patti panuccio

I agree.

Bob Palin
1 month ago
Reply to  patti panuccio

agree 100%

Tom
1 month ago

Eliminate the Spam calls, and text wins hands down.

Wayne
1 month ago

No one answers other than the Dr office so why bother calling! Technology has ruined interpersonal activity

Terry
1 month ago

I answer my phone when it rings and call someone when I need to communicate with them for some reason. I read my emails once a day and my texts when I have time and happen to be looking at my phone for some other reason. I don’t consider a text as important. I will read them sometime but maybe not for hours or even the next day. My wife know if I am gone to town and see needs me to pick up something to call. A text will not do.

Cliff Chambliss
1 month ago

Talk only. Still use an old flip phone and a plan that does not include text. Whenever my phone shows a pending text, it’s deleted without reading. If someone wants to send a text, they can put it on paper and mail it.

Ed K
1 month ago

I hate texting and will seldom join into family group texts, if I do it is kept short. If I could text from a real computer with a real keyboard, I would not hate it so much.

Skip
1 month ago

50/50. Like to hear a voice and conversation last long. Texts are great for quick question and answers.

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