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texting

by user470 / May 10, 2011 7:15 PM PDT

<font size="5">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? user470
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Depends.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 10, 2011 7:19 PM PDT
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Do you want to speak to them, or just send a quick note?

That's what texting is all about. Quick notes.

And of course it is far cheaper to send a text, pennies, instead of the 'per minute' charges that are incurred when using a cell phone to speak.

Mark

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To Mark
by user470 / May 10, 2011 8:51 PM PDT
In reply to: Depends.

If I wanted to send a quick note, I could e-mail them. user470

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Sure
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 10, 2011 8:57 PM PDT
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We all find our own preferred methods.

Mark

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to user470
by Pepe7 / May 12, 2011 6:08 AM PDT
In reply to: To Mark

Looking through your post history, you seem to ask some 'interesting' questions Wink

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Re: texting
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 10, 2011 7:25 PM PDT
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You can send a SMS, for example, when they don't answer the phone (for example at night, or when they are in a meeting, or the phone is turned off or the battery is empty). The text will arrive and they will see it as soon as they look at their phone without having to call their voicemail.

Asynchronous communication like this does have advantages above synchronous communication. But I agree, sending a SMS from a phone that only has the basic numeric keys is rather clumsy.

Kees

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texting
by AccessoryGeeks / May 11, 2011 8:52 AM PDT
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Texting is more convenient in a sense that you can use it when your in a situation where you aren't able to communicate verbally.

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