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#1 Murrar

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:18 AM

I don't understand "texting". Isn't it easier to dial the person that you want to contact rather than looking at the small numbers to punch in on the cell phone? Thank you for your response. Murrar

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 02:03 PM

Sometimes I don't need a response to a message. Sometimes the person I need to give information is unable to answer the phone due to some circumstances such as a meeting or Dr appt. I could be limited for time and don't have the time for a conversation if they pick up. I may not want to leave a message if it's confidential information. It's just another way to transmit information 160 characters at a time.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 06:43 AM

I have to agree with everything Animal pointed out. I text mostly with my wife, whose schedule & meetings don't always allow her to be near a phone, so I almost always give her updates (house/dog/issues with the water heater, blah, blah) - or she sends me one and we almost always include the NNTR (no need to reply).

Just as an aside, we've just recently began texting, so it's new to us, but it's been really helpful, esp. with some family medical problems we've had to deal with.

I didn't really understand it either until I started using it, and now it's just become a handy way to communicate.

I feel compelled to also include that we're no spring chickens, we don't use other forms of social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and we don't check our email on our phones...but we do text.

And as for the 160 character limit, well, we've also ventured into the realm of VoiceSMS, which is super handy when I need/want to send her a long rambling message.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:23 AM

In my case texting is free while a call will require me to pay and texting is quite fast in a non-touch and non-qwerty phone.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 11:40 PM

I like it, because it allows me to ignore my phone and get back to it later. I drive truck for a living, and I dont like being on my phone when Im driving, so I tell all my friends if you have something you want to ask me/tell me, text me, and I can get to it when Im stopped (like when im waiting to be loaded/getting fuel/etc) and only call if its urgent. a phone call requires more immediate attention, and even if I let it go to voicemail, I then have to check said voicemail, which takes time. so unless its urget, I prefer people text me, that way I can ignore said text until a time when it is safe (keyword there, I get so sick of people texting and driving. morons) and convenient for me to do so.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 06:32 AM

I like it, because it allows me to ignore my phone and get back to it later. I drive truck for a living, and I dont like being on my phone when Im driving, so I tell all my friends if you have something you want to ask me/tell me, text me, and I can get to it when Im stopped (like when im waiting to be loaded/getting fuel/etc) and only call if its urgent. a phone call requires more immediate attention, and even if I let it go to voicemail, I then have to check said voicemail, which takes time. so unless its urget, I prefer people text me, that way I can ignore said text until a time when it is safe (keyword there, I get so sick of people texting and driving. morons) and convenient for me to do so.

I don't know if you realise but their is actually those hands free devices, where you can talk without physically hold the phone itself. For my phone plan, the calling rates are high so i text more then call.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:26 PM

oh I know, I have a blue tooth headset, but often its a pain to talk even on that since my windows down. theres even voice to text, but you still have to pick up the phone to read the texts. I dont necessarily have a huge huge issue with talking on the phone when driving-as long as im on the highway and what not, its mainly the people who text and drive that get under my skin.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 02:57 PM

At this point in life texting is almost a necessary evil. Then again, most of my phone conversations can be done with 4 short texts, I am not a conversationalist.

What the_patriot needs Cobra 29 WX/NW/BT. :rofl:

I've installed a couple and they're better priced then most of the radios out there. I'll just stick with my Uniden 78LTD/WX until I can afford a new Galaxy though.

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Posted 05 June 2011 - 04:23 PM

lol buddy of mine had one of those, and if I was a owner operator, Id probably invest in one. Big part of it with me though, is I just plain dont like talking on the phone. I dont much care for texting either, in fact if it wernt for the fact Its a job requirement, I wouldnt even have a cell phone. That being said, I have to have one so I have to have one with all the bells and whistles, and I can talk on the phone and drive safely at the same time, and I got no issues with most others that do it as well, its just the texting and driving that aggrevates me lol.

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:21 PM

I love texting. I have had a texting plan ever since I had a cell phone, going on almost 10 years now. Texting is very convenient to just say hey or whats up to someone who you do not know if they will be able to answer the phone or not. Its easy to check a text on a break at work or whenever and get back to them without creating a lot of noise or distractions.(mainly if you are inside somewhere)

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:47 PM

Hi Murrar,

Texting is a lot quicker and easier because others don't have time to talk on the phone for 30 minutes when you can just ask the same questions in a tx that would only last about five minutes if the person response fast. Hope this helps!

Thanks,
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