Text Messaging

Item added by Jamie McBain. Added on 09/22/2006
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Wiseguy
05/19/2010

Text Messaging 5

Just installed a Imoji app on my iphone. Now I can flip you the bird or send you a cute little Snowman. I gottcha covered!

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JTPatton
05/14/2010

Text Messaging 1


I once borrowed a friend's cellphone and sent a text message (he showed me how) to a woman I was dating, just to surprise her. She still made fun of me for using complete sentences and punctuation. So, next time I wrote her a letter (yes- with pen and paper), I looked up a glossary of text message abbreviations and wrote the entire letter in text-message style. She thought that was hilarious.

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OsagePony
05/10/2010

Text Messaging 1

Driving while intexticated.

Put that damned thing in the backseat, or better, the trunk, and drive your car.

In the time it takes to read a five-word question and respond with one letter, a semi-truck travels the length of a football field. Enjoy the highway!

I don't appreciate the cute little distractions that announce a text msg, either.

Call me a bitch, but this phase of history can fade anytime soon.

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Jake_Armitage
05/10/2010

Text Messaging 4

I don't text all that often but I do like it - why,... ? Precisely the reason why some people hate it... I don't have to talk to people face to face or even voice to voice. I don't like being disturbed for stupid reasons and why not take care of as much business or whatever as possible in an almost anonymous way? I don't like talking on the phone so texting is a great option to avoid that.

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FranksWildYear s
05/10/2010

Text Messaging 1

I have a phone with voice-mail on my desk. It's right beside my computer where the Outlook 'bings' every couple of minutes to let me know there is an e-mail. Beside my computer is the cord that plugs into my Blackberry so that I can get phone calls and e-mail when I step away from my desk where my phone and computer sit. Beside that is the in-tray where I get regular mail and faxes dropped in my office.

At home we have an e-mail account with our ISP and I have a seperate e-mail account from Google that I set up so that I could register for Facebook where I get e-mails, messages on my wall and notices about events, concerts and other miscellaneous stuff and nonsense.

I now use text messaging because it's my 15 year old daughter's medium of choice for communication and she responds to it quicker than she answers her cell phone. I've actually texted her in the house when I'm in the basement and she is on the second floor.

I look forward to the day I can get rid of all of this shit and just speak to everyone face to face. It does nothing for me.

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Bird808
05/10/2010

Text Messaging 5

I absolutely love text messaging, expecially if you don't want to talk to the person and just need to tell them one thing. So much easier.

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ayn
01/30/2010

Text Messaging 3

This is feature that I seriously overuse. And it is costing me a fortune!
I need to either find a new plan or use the phone like a normal person.

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Jester002
01/30/2010

Text Messaging 1

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and all the rest of the providers love it when you text! What is it now 20 maybe 30 cents a text? Cell phones are for talking to someone. If I want to send and email, I will sit at the computer.

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LivUVA
12/20/2009

Text Messaging 4

I took me a while to jump on board the text message train,but I finally did and I must say I hardly talk over the phone anymore.

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CastleBee
09/22/2009

Text Messaging 1

None of its uses - either practical or as a source of entertainment - appeal or apply to me. Furthermore, I know as sure as I'm breathing that typing on that Barbie doll sized keyboard would be a huge source of irritation for me.

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Biscuithead
09/21/2009

Text Messaging 4

Well unfortunatley, I'm the only 13 yr. old in America without a cellphone, but when I absolutely have to text someone I just take my mother's phone or somebody elses I can use right quick. I'm actually not someone who calls a lot, I prefer texting it's a lot easier than calling. If my parents would get me a phone I wouldn't have to worry about it and could communicate with my friends a lot easier.

Its better to text instead of waiting 85 yrs for them to call you back when a text message could get you a reply in 85 seconds.

Also:
I always laugh when my parents or someone doesn't know how to text so here comes this midget who doesn't even have a phone to show them. Sad because despite the fact you've had the phone for 6 years, you just found out you can text on it, and now your trying to figure out how.

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Lena
09/21/2009

Text Messaging 5

Asynchronous text messaging (or email) wins over talking on the phone for me, in most cases.

If we're talking about people I know and love, the hierarchy is thus: Communication in person > email > txt > phone. As far as communicating with random people for business purposes and/or corporate entities: email > txt > phone > in person.

The single exception here are friends and family who don't live nearby, with whom talking on the phone is a necessary replacement for frequent in-person communication.

Most of the time, a phone call is a demanding intrusion unless scheduled in advance, and I'm generally unable to answer without being rude to my companions at that particular moment. The consequent voicemail is vastly inferior to anything textual like email or SMS because I can't skim it quickly to determine its importance. For this reason, I'm likely to respond to an email or text more promptly than a voicemail from someone I don't know (I screen all calls and rarely answer the phone at all unless it's family or a close friend).

Another problem with phone conversations, particularly those conducted for business purposes is that they rely heavily upon each party remembering the specifics of what was discussed. I find the best way to mitigate this issue is to take extensive notes and send a follow-up email confirming expectations. At that point email is clearly more efficient.

Another bonus: the proliferation of text messaging cuts down on one-sided chatter in public places. I, for one, welcome the death of that and the even more obnoxious "push-to-talk" nextel conversations that occurred frequently in the past.

All that said...I find it extra irritating when people check their phone constantly for any reason, and texting frequently instead of conversing in the company of others to be exceptionally rude. I don't think this behavior is limited to texting, however, since the same people will often interrupt a conversation to take a phone call.

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cyclee
09/21/2009

Text Messaging 1

Calling between Joe & John

Joe: It's all done for you

John: Thanks a lot pal

Joe: You're most welcome pal

Total time: 15 seconds

Outcome: great partnership



Texting between Laura & Peter

Laura: It's all done and ready for you honey, XXOO

....

.....


Laura: I hate you you non-appreciative bastard..

Total time: 5 mintes

Outcome: broken relationship

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Djahuti
09/20/2009

Text Messaging 1

In the future,I predict a large segment of the population with repetitive motion wrecked thumbs and bad eyesight.

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fitman
09/19/2009

Text Messaging 1

My gf gave me a cellphone for emergencies.

I'm not sure whether or not I could text message with it, and I don't care enough to try to figure it out.

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GenghisTheHun
09/19/2009

Text Messaging 1

I did finally get a cell phone, for safety reasons primarily. I never turn it on until I am traveling. I can't text message on my phone. I do not intend to do so in the future.

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Chalky
07/01/2009

Text Messaging 1

Believe it or not, I don't even have a cell phone, so text messaging is very unknown to me. The idea of cell phones are always a ball and chain to me, and text messaging would just be an additional ball and chain (on my left leg).

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cablejockey
07/01/2009

Text Messaging 3

Being from the Stone Age generation that grew up without computers, cell phones and i-pods, I have to say I like texting and can see where it comes in handy. It hasnt replaced talking to someone on a phone, but with some people, you get more done by texting them.

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irishgit
08/06/2008

Text Messaging 4

UPDATE: Its growing on me. As you can see from the original comment below, I didn't care for it, and there are still some elements of it that I still deplore. However, it has some uses, particularly when setting up a long distance call, or trying to contact my teenagers. 

ORIGINAL COMMENT Leaves me pretty cold. What irritates me most is when text-messaging short hand creeps into more normal communication.  

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LadyJesusFan77 7
08/06/2008

Text Messaging 1

As I have said before, I really do not understand the hype on text messaging. If you have your phone in your hand, take your finger and punch the buttons to dial a number, wait for someone to answer, then speak into the phone. If there is no one there, and they have a voice mail, leave a message, and if the person desires so, they will call you back.

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scarletfeather
08/06/2008

Text Messaging 2

Its appeal eludes me.

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acurleegirlee
06/04/2008

Text Messaging 5

Text messaging has become a way for life for me. I text message more than I call people on my cell phone - I won't reveal the numbers because it's a little sickening, but my texts greatly outnumber my minutes. I think it really is a generational thing to start out with. We instant message, we e-mail...so naturally, we text. At the same time, I've showed my parents how to text message, and I'd say my mom texts almost as much as I do.

My rationalization is that if I text someone, and they are busy, they can write back when they have time. I can't really talk on my cellphone while at work, but I certainly can discretely text message. Also, sometimes you just don't want to have a full-out conversation with someone. For example, I'll text message my mom and tell her I'm going to be home late. Quick and simple - no need for a whole conversation about that. If I want to really talk to someone, I'll call them, but for a few comments, a question, a reminder, etc., text messaging is the way to go.

Now, you can also send pictures and videos through text. I love getting a mid-day picture of my dog sent to me by my mom or brother. And it's nice to be able to send funny or cute pictures to friends on the fly.

I do see the slight issue, because people are becoming more and more anti-social with the Internet and text messaging. People aren't actually speaking anymore. But as long as there is a balance, I think text messaging is A-OK.

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Molfan
06/02/2008

Text Messaging 1

not the least bit interested in this communication. what is the big deal? you type back messages in "text" talk about telling a kid they do not have to learn how to spell. when I see someone do it on here, I skip the message.

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Jamie McBain
06/02/2008

Text Messaging 1

What's the whole point of it?

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James76255
02/16/2008

Text Messaging 3

Actual text messaging is fine. I guess it all depends on your situation, but with me it comes in quite handy. I spend a good deal of time where it isn't convienient to use the phone as a phone, so texting is a good option to contact someone when I need to. It's also cheaper. I never thought about how it could be useful for the hearing impaired until I read numbah's review.

On the other hand text messaging also gave us "txt tlk". If people would leave that to text messaging, it would be fine. Seeing it anywhere else makes me want to pull my hair out. 

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XAgent
07/06/2007

Text Messaging 2

It was cool but now it's getting out of hand.

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numbah16tdhaha
05/26/2007

Text Messaging 3

My sister uses alot of text. She is a sign interpreter over at Arizona State and deals with alot of people for whom text is the only real option. I have no real use for it and I wanna hurt the text talk girl from that stupid comercial.

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ILikePie
03/15/2007

Text Messaging 3

It's quite funny that this short-lived 'fad' was so quickly replaced by the MSN/Yahoo/Windows Live Instant Messengers, just as the entire world became so mobile-phone friendly and compatible. I suppose receiving an instant message is more valuable than receiving an instant message as it takes quite a lot of time and care to send a text (as well as costing more... assuming we are all on broadband). It never really caught on in the Pie household to be honest...

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Randyman
03/14/2007

Text Messaging 1

It seems to be all the rage nowadays, but since I do not even use a cell phone, it means zilch to me. I noticed though that when I'm talking to someone and they get a text message their faces light up. It must be a pretty special feeling.

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kamylienne
03/14/2007

Text Messaging 2

Depends on who's trying to contact me.  If I really wanted to hear from someone, I'd want them to call.

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Mad Hatter
03/14/2007

Text Messaging 1

I'm the exact opposite of magellan. I get mad when they text me. Just call me! Saves time! I don't have time to find every freakin' letter on my phone.

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magellan
03/14/2007

Text Messaging 5

I'm utterly dependent on text messaging now.  It's to the point when I get mad when people call me (why didn't they just send me a text?).  I guess I'm pretty anti-social.

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twansalem
10/31/2006

Text Messaging 1

If I've already paid for cell phone minutes, why would I want to waste more money typing out a messge on the keypad when I could just talk to the person. Even more annoying is that if you get a text message, it costs money to read it. Dumb and overrated. If you want to write something, send an email instead. It's free, and it's much easier to type on a real keyboard. If you want to use your phone, call someone, don't text them.

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zuchinibut
09/26/2006

Text Messaging 1

I feel like such an old man saying this, but text messaging really pisses me off. People are so used to communicating over the internet by IM or Email, that they won't even use the phone to talk anymore. Dial a friggin' number and talk...it won't hurt you. The generation of kids who are growing up right now, might not even know how to speak as adults...but they sure as heck will be able to type.

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CanadaSucks
09/25/2006

Text Messaging 1

Hate it. . .won't do it. . .lucky for me, the boss tolerates my attitude because I get results at my job- "Just call me, chief- if it's important enough to contact me then call me- and my fingers are too big for the buttons." Texting seems so pointless to me after already possessing a cell phone. . .

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jacracing23
09/24/2006

Text Messaging 5

Makes life easier

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LastMessenger3
09/23/2006

Text Messaging 4

It comes useful when you don't have much time to talk, but want to let another person know that you remember him/her and care.

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kattwoman
09/23/2006

Text Messaging 5

its great when i just want to tell my kids i love them when they are too busy to talk to their mother.

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Jed1000
09/22/2006

Text Messaging 5

My opinion is admittedly subjective but being someone who uses ASL (American Sign Language) as his main form of communication this innovation literally changed my world.

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