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Do you prefer talking on the phone or typing a message?

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For me, it's 50% to 50%. B| 

I like to talk on the phone, and also like to type messages. However, in busy days... I awlays prefer type messages because it's faster/more practic. ;)

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I am good at texting as well as calling. When I assume the receiver at the other end cannot accept calls, I text, and when I feel that the receiver cal take calls I give a call. However, there are occasions when I spend couple of hours texting or making calls. 

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To be honest I hate phones! I would rather email or text someone. I think my anxiety is what gives me the fear of phones, if someone rings I let it go on answer machine. 

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For me it depends what the situation is. If it's urgent or I need to try and find a friend that I am about to meet then a phone call is much better as its instant and quicker. However if I'm just at home and talking to a friend then typing a message is much better. And by message I mean either texts or whatsapp. I'm not sure anyone even emails friends anymore lol :D

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I much prefer to text, because it means I don't have to respond straight away so I can think about my answer. In fact I have never spoken to my best friend on the phone!

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I don't like texting. I text only when I have to send information that needs to be remembered, for instance address, bank account number, phone number etc. Otherwise I will always make a call

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I am beginning to see texting as time taking especially when I have many tasks to attend to within a short period. These days I hardly text except if I am sending like address, sending figures or an unfamiliar issues.

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That would depend on the situation. I actually prefer to call specially when I need a quick answer or when I need to communicate something more urgent. I am on a plan that offers unlimited calls to subscribers of the same telco so I would usually want to maximize the benefit. I am a slow texter, too, so I find it a waste of time. However, there are situations when texting is necessary. If I want to be discreet, for instance, I'd normally text and wait for the other person to text back. I'd also text if the other person needs some figures or information that we'll both make references to in the future.

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Obviously I would prefer to talk than typing a text message.  I am not so experienced in typing on those tiny key-pads or touch screen.  Even though I can type pretty fast in my laptop I am a failure in my smartphone. Moreover, it is too strenuous for my eyes to keep looking on my smartphone.  I can’t look at it for more than 5-10 minutes at a stretch.  But I can spend hours on my laptop screen.

But in some situations I would prefer to go for texting.  For example if I have to send the name of a medicine to somebody I would go for texting to ensure accuracy. 

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It depends on who I'm gonna talk to and what is the topic we will be talking about. If it's just non sense, then I'll just send a message. If it's a business deal that needs clarification then I would need to call the person. If the person sent me a message on social media and asks me to call him and I do not feel like talking to him, I just send him a message and keep telling him I am quite busy at the moment and doing something important.

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For important things I rather recieve or make a phone call it's always nice to here all the details. On the other hand it is more convenient to me sending text since it's cheaper than making a call when it comes to the simple conversations, such as letting my husband know when I'm going out. Also since I usually have internet I use messengers to talk to my distant family.

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For a short message, a text is fine with me. For longer stuff, just call me. I don't like it when someone writes a book over the phone and I need to write a book to respond, ha ha. A call is much simpler for longer conversations. In fact, a call usually ends up being shorter than if you had to write it all out.

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I think it depends. If I love talking to the person then probably I'll call him or her, but if it's just someone or not that important, I prefer talking via text. And I guess it also depends on my mood, when I just feel like texting I guess I'll just text them, or vice versa :)

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I think that I am like everyone else here, and that is that I hate talking on the phone and I would much rather just send a message.  Of course with some people it is nice to hear their voice, but even so it seems foolish to do so all of the time and these days a simple message seems to do the trick, which is great.

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Definitely texting, not only is it easier for me since I suffer for social anxiety but it's also so much simpler. It takes more energy to talk for an hour and make sure you speak coherently rather than just typing messages mindlessly. It's probably the anxiety inside me that's speaking right now but I think is much more relaxing to just send messages.

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I prefer texting because over the years of social media constantly upgrading, I think it has effected my capability to have normal conversations over the phone. Texting deletes most of the pressure and you don't have to be constantly preparing your response as you have time to process what the other person has said and reply appropriately.

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I do this everyday and I can say it's much better than written communication. I had a bad experience with written communication in that past and it has caused me a relationship. I strongly recommended doing the phone conversation if personal doesn't seem possible than the written most specially if you are to speak with your love ones to prevent miscommunication.

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My preference for messages is the written.  On the phone,  I seldom answer a call and my advice is to text me. Here is  an actual story that happened last month. It was my birthday and we had invited some relatives for lunch in a buffet restaurant. We were in the restaurant when my niece called to say she is in another restaurant waiting for us. Well, I said to my niece to check my text. Voila! My text cleared the issue.

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I prefer talking on phone instead of sending text messages. I am not good at using short cut words, therefore, I take a long time to type sentences. I make calls only when I have to and I don't make unnecessarily long calls. My fingers are good at dialing numbers and not typing letters.  

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Very good question and for me the choice is clear, I prefer to talk on the phone because I can save time while doing it. Sometimes I am messaging back and forth and I don't reach any conclusion, so I pick up the phone, make the call and the problem is solved. I am with you right there @Binu. :)

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I personally prefer to type a message as it saves a lot of time. Only when it is really necessary and situation demands, I personally talk on the phone otherwise I prefer messages or emails.

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