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Often, it's a useful alternative. 51 35.92%
Once in a while, when I have to (answer someone). 29 20.42%
Almost never or never. 56 39.44%
What's a text? 6 4.23%
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:28 AM   #61
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I have sent one or two (maybe three) texts on my sis-in-law's cellphone.

I don't own a cellphone. When I did have a cellphone, I had the texting disabled. I have a visceral dislike of texting and cannot explain why.

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Old 07-04-2012, 12:29 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by Katsmeow

That reminds me... last summer we were on vacation and I got separated from DH and the kids while we were in the Louvre. I was really panicked for a few minutes but DH and I texted each other and set up a place to meet. I could have called but calling was a lot more expensive than texting...
I can guess the content: "CU @ Mona Lisa"

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Old 07-04-2012, 01:45 AM   #63
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I can guess the content: "CU @ Mona Lisa"
LOL! Actually the crush around Mona Lisa would have made it very difficult to meet...I think we sedately met near the entrance...
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:23 AM   #64
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I like texting too. I may send or receive 10-20 text messages a day.
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:02 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by rodi
Some examples of texting I've done recently.

Also found it great for when we're at disneyland and split up. You can text the other group when you get off the ride and the msg will be waiting for them when they get off their ride.
We go to Disneyland or WDW once a year with lots of family and texting has really improved meeting up, finding each other, etc.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:25 PM   #66
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DD responds to texting far better than email or voice call to everyone. I only have a few friends and family that I communicate with, so whether I text or talk to someone is pretty irrelevant. But texting tends to be more efficient and takes less time. DD must have over 1000 friends from California to Europe and beyond. I think keeping up with more than a few people with voice mode would be impossible. I also like the easy ability to include a photo with a text.
Can't you see yourself in the nursing home saying, " Darn! Wish I'd spent more time at the office instead of wasting time with family and friends."
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:00 PM   #67
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For personal I use non-voice forms of messaging almost entirely. Email is my favorite, but with anyone whom I know carries a Blackberry, my favorite is Blackberry messaging, which is a form of IM that works between Blackberry units, regardless of the carrier. BB messaging is supposed to be one of the very few still entirely untraceable forms of communication (has proved very useful especially with colleagues with dialogue that should not get documented or even accidentally forwarded). Also, Blackberry messaging is free globally, which has made it my favorite form of communication with DW when either one of us travels internationally and it would be difficult some times to have voice discussion due to time differences and schedules.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:56 PM   #68
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"Don't phone, don't text... What do U do?"

Surprised by the number who don't care for the phone. Add me to that group.

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