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    Question Do you text?

    I just can't figure out the allure of "texting". I just sent my first ever text and it's a pain in the neck!

    I've got a question for my brother so I gave him a call. His phone rang and I got his voice mail as I often do. He's in LA so he's three hours behind and sometimes busy at work still when I try to call him so I didn't leave a message and figured I'd call him back later on. A few minutes later I get this strange tone from my cell phone. I didn't know what the heck it was so I looked at it and it said I had received a text. Well after figuring out just HOW to view it the message said...

    "I tivo'd the game so I want to watch it later".

    I completely understand that he doesn't want to know what's happening but I really needed to talk to him. I wanted to reply and just say that I wouldn't mention the game. I was finally able to figure out how to reply but it's a complete pain in the neck! Isn't just dialing someone and TALKING to them a much quicker and simpler way to have a conversation? I think it is.

    How many of you out there text?

    I for one DON'T and never plan on doing it again!

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    I've got teens. A couple of years ago they kept going over the minutes on the phones, so I finally up'd the minutes and added unlimited texting for the kids. Their minutes went to about 1/10th what they used to use and about 2,000+ texts a month, basically they texted everyone, and hardly made any calls. I've gotten used to texting as they tend to answer if I do. A phone with a QWERTY (full) keyboard helps, but still a lot of work.
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    hmmm, since i don't have a cell phone, i guess i'm missing out on the joy of text
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    I text a lot. It's great for times when you can't call...or you don't want to spend alot of time on the phone and just have a short statement to make. Then again, we use it at work alot so as to keep ourselves out of trouble too
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    Just started to occaisionally text, but only to folks who I know do.

    I do IM a lot for work, so it kind of makes sense to me. Much quicker than a call if you just need a quick answer, particularly if the person you are texting tends to be verbose in normal conversations...
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    It's a telephone, TALK in it! If you want to send text, that's what E-mail is for!! IMHO.
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    I don't text regularly, but I occasionally get a text message from one of my nephews, so I tend to answer them back the same way.

    I'd much rather call and talk, or type from a real keyboard.
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    and have any of you noticed, that people will interrupt a conversation to stop and send or receive a text message? quite rude to the party being interrupted if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    and have any of you noticed, that people will interrupt a conversation to stop and send or receive a text message? quite rude to the party being interrupted if you ask me.
    I've been seeing more and more of that, too.

    Dang kids.

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    Don't and don't wanna.
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