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Texting is the new e-mail?

post #1 of 28
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I was just reading an article on MSNBC about text messaging being the new e-mail.

I used to text my boyfriend while I was at work as a way of communtication/ We don't anymore but I was wondering who all does ue texting.
post #2 of 28
I'm always texting. I'll send over 100 per month.
post #3 of 28
I don't ever text.....I use to text all the time, when I was in highschool.


But i'd rather talk to someone on the phone than have to take the time to type out a message.....
post #4 of 28
I text sometimes, but I don't have unlimited text messaging, so its 10 cents a text and I try to keep it down. I definitely email a lot more.
post #5 of 28
I use a lot of text messages - friends, John, my dad, brothers - usually for quick conversations or when I'm @ work and can't get on the phone to call them. Usually to John its just little messages like - whats for supper, what time will you be home - stuff like that

I don't use a lot of email really.
post #6 of 28
I don't have a cell phone!

My sister was just telling me how much she texts because it's cheaper than calling.
post #7 of 28
I don't text message, wouldn't that cost you everytime you send?
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by Cyber Cat
I don't text message, wouldn't that cost you everytime you send?
It depends what kind of plan you have with your phone. Mine costs extra to text.
post #9 of 28
My cell phone is for phone calls ONLY. What a concept!
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by Cyber Cat
I don't text message, wouldn't that cost you everytime you send?
It does if you don't have a plan - I have a plan for 1,000 messages a month - for $9.00
post #11 of 28
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Originally Posted by GingersMom
My cell phone is for phone calls ONLY. What a concept!

Same here-
post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by GingersMom
My cell phone is for phone calls ONLY. What a concept!
LOL...you mean you don't have a camera or music on your phone??
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by Cyber Cat
I don't text message, wouldn't that cost you everytime you send?
Depends what sort of price plan you have. The one i have in the UK is £20 per month with 50 hours talk time free to any UK landline or other t-mobile handset after 6 p.m. with 50 free text messages, but some networks have 3000 free texts for a fixed price as well such as O2
post #14 of 28
Text message kills the battery on my cell phone, so I try to avoid it at all costs and the 10 cents per text message sometimes kills my bill too.
Also doesn't your friends still have to be on the same company? I.e. if you text from T-mobile, they have to be on T-mobile to receive it?
My friends all vary with their phone companies.

Email is still free.
post #15 of 28
I use texting sometimes.. usually with my boyfriend during the day when we can't talk, and sometimes with mom when she isn't home. I swear, she'll text message me across the house just to tell me something..
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by rosiemac
Depends what sort of price plan you have. The one i have in the UK is £20 per month with 50 hours talk time free to any UK landline or other t-mobile handset after 6 p.m. with 50 free text messages, but some networks have 3000 free texts for a fixed price as well such as O2
That sounds like a great price! 50 hours = 3000 minutes, and even if I calculate 1 pound = $2.00usd, that would still be about $40.00. That's really cheap... what is the conversion rate pound to $ now-a-days??? I pay $40p mos for 450 anytime minutes, so 7.5 hours, and get free nights & weekends (after 7pm), and free mobile to mobile, so anyone that had a cingular phone I can talk to for free. But by the time I actually receive my phone bill it's always $58.00, cause I have insurance on the phone, and then the $10 in taxes I pay every month...
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom
I was just reading an article on MSNBC about text messaging being the new e-mail.

I used to text my boyfriend while I was at work as a way of communtication/ We don't anymore but I was wondering who all does ue texting.
I don't ever text, but sometimes I send picture messages (at 50cents/each, I try to only send good pictures).

The other day I noticed that McDonalds has a new contest going to do with Pirate of the Carribbean and you text your code and find out if you/what you've won. They give the number to test to then say If your old school: go to some website. Since when is going to a website old school?
post #18 of 28
I don't know who I would text anyhow most of the people I know that have cell phones just use them for calling. The camera phone pics aren't as good quality w/ a digital which I carry around most of the time as I need it for work. Never downloaded music or anything else either (must be my generation). Just use phone for callin and voice mail.
post #19 of 28
I think texting is just a trend right now..It will settle down after a while.
post #20 of 28
Texting was a craze back home when I was in university but now its just I will be home late kind of messages we send each other.
I email alot more than text
post #21 of 28
I text all the time, because of the fact its unlimited on my phone and its cheaper then talking, plus when my bf and i are at work and cant talk its the best way for us to communicate. i also text him when we are in the same house only after the fact i called him about 5 time (not fom phone tho) and he has his phone on him 24/7 i just think its easier for me
post #22 of 28
I'm always texting too. My mom and I text during Packer games, mostly when we're mad at them, lol...
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by menagerie mama
I'm always texting too. My mom and I text during Packer games, mostly when we're mad at them, lol...
How do you get to go to Packer Games?! We LOOOVE going to them, but can never get tickets!
ANyways...I love to text. I would text instead of talking anyday. I'm addicted. I havent paid my cell bill though, and the turned my phone off, so I havent texted in a couple weeks.
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by Jenny82
LOL...you mean you don't have a camera or music on your phone??
I hope you aren't seriously shocked - unless you're under the age of 25, then I could understand your horror at my archaicness.

I spend most of my free time reading or riding my Harley when I'm not volunteering for charity events, so I don't own an iPod, nor do I want one! I have a CD player and a few preferred CDs at home and in my car, and I listen to online radio at work, so why would I want/need to bundle these things on a tiny little cell phone with a tiny little battery?
post #25 of 28
Texting costs money...money that I don't have.

Email is free.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl
That sounds like a great price! 50 hours = 3000 minutes, and even if I calculate 1 pound = $2.00usd, that would still be about $40.00. That's really cheap... what is the conversion rate pound to $ now-a-days???
Your more or less spot on!. I always just double the $ to our £ to get a rough idea of the price difference.

It's an excellent package because i do all my calls to landlines on an evening, and if anyone wants to ring me for a chat i tell them to let the phone ring twice then hangup and i'll ring them back because of it being free otherwise it would cost them a lot to ring a mobile.
post #27 of 28
oh gosh!!! I first started off with a trac fone when i was 15, and all the money that should be used to emergencies, ended up going to texting! Then when I decided to upgrade my cell phone to a plan, I refused to get texting on it, well you know what happend a month later, I put texting on my phone. I am again addicted to texting, and almost went over my 500 limit. AHH they should of never invented texting!!!!
post #28 of 28
I send many more text messages than emails. I probably send about 50 texts a day and maybe 2 or 3 e-mails.

I send well over 2,000 text messages a month but it's only $10 for $1000 texts.

Texting is heaps cheaper then calling and the internet is much more $$$
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