Am I the only one that doesn't do texting?

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Do you text on your cellphone?

  1. All the time (at least once an hour while awake)

    22 vote(s)
    35.5%
  2. Sometimes (at least once a day)

    20 vote(s)
    32.3%
  3. Rarely/Not at all (maybe once a week)

    20 vote(s)
    32.3%
  1. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    #1
    I find it interesting that on a cellphone, minimal functionality must include at least phone calls and texting.. I haven't really got much of an opinion about texting, I just don't really use it. Do you guys?
     
  2. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Ever since my parents got their iPhone's and discovered the messages app, I think you are the only one who doesn't text. :p
     
  3. Nermal, Sep 7, 2012
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    I don't really use it either. I just checked my usage and I've sent 5 texts this billing month (which resets in a couple of days). On the other hand, I know of people that send thousands! :eek:

    Edit: I should clarify. If you're talking about SMS, then yeah, 5 this month. If on the other hand you mean any sort of textual message (MSN, Google Talk, etc) then I'd probably go through thousands in a month. In this regard I use the phone as a replacement for messaging on my PC when I'm out or at work (although at work I use a keyboard so that I don't have to peck at the screen all day!)
     
  4. JoeG4 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The closest I come to texting, is answering emails from my phone (really rare, usually when I have stuff for sale on craigslist). I always assumed people use texting to contact family about small things (like heading home), or to locate people they are meeting in public (which I've used texting for!)
     
  5. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I don't text all that much. Maybe two or three times a week. Sometimes more, sometimes less. I don't really talk to people IRL. :p
     
  6. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    There is an option missing, several times a day. It's not necessarily once an hour, but every few hours I can have long conversations.

    I prefer to call people when I have a lot of stuff to discuss, but for shorter things or unimportant conversations then text is fine.
     
  7. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I have a voice only cell phone. So no, I never text. But then again I'm a 60 year old man who still enjoys talking to people..
     
  8. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Texting is my preferred method of communications rather than the telephone.
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Same here. Alot more convienent. I save calling for things that require it.
     
  10. twietee macrumors 603

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    Almost never. Important stuff via talking, unimportant stuff via avoiding.
     
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I probably text a couple of dozen times a day. Mostly to my family.
     
  12. heehee macrumors 68020

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    All the time, mostly from Whatsapp to my overseas friends. Other times, to the wife or family to see what's going on or asking what's for dinner. :D
     
  13. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    texting is my preferred form of telecommunication.

    There's no hi and goodbye just right to the point, boom.
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I only text when needed. Although calling does become a hassle.
     
  15. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I don't text, tweet, or Facebook :).
     
  16. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Surely you must email?!
     
  17. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    I do lots of email (on my computer) and I talk on the phone :D.
     
  18. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Ah! At least there is some sort of typing involved...:D
     
  19. twietee macrumors 603

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    And what's this? MRing?
     
  20. Shrink macrumors G3

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    That makes two of us...:D
     
  21. JoeG4 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Hey lewis, it's the middle option :) At least once a day, but not once an hour ;)

    Cheers!
     
  22. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    If you say so :eek: I just interpreted "sometimes" as "infrequently".
     
  23. AbyssImpact macrumors 6502a

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    Text has replaced phone calls. In 50 years, someone on MacRumors will ask, "Am I the only one that doesn't do phoning?"
     

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