(Closed) Texting Conversations and annoying cell phones habits.

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How many texts do you send a month?
    at most 50 : (12 votes)
    32 %
    200 : (4 votes)
    11 %
    Unlimited : (21 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
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    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    if you prefer to typ eon a computer instead of texting on a phone you should try google voice. It is amazing. You can text from your computer to anyone…..FOR FREE!!!! Also, you can make free unlimited calls from your computer. If you have people use your google voice number and they leave a voicemail, it will transcribe it and send it to any phone or email you want. I use this the majority of the time…I have texting on a phone…it takes for ever. Check it out:

    http://www.google.com/voice

    Post # 4
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    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @Pupperoni:Also, I agree with you on the call thing. I have some friends who you will call, they wont answer but then they will text you but never call you back. I think you should just tell your friends if you dont prefer to communite through text message. If they are your friends they should respect your wishes. Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Why don’t you just turn off texting on your phone?  That way you won’t have to pay to be annoyed!

    Post # 7
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I have one friend who hates to text (I love it) and I always forget. If I text her, she calls me instead of texting back. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Actually, after a few times of apologizing and feeling bad (she’s never mean about it), I totally remember every time now.

    Post # 8
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Also, explicitly telling someone “I get charged for texts, please don’t text me” or “I don’t have texting on my plan, so it’s easier for me to call you” might help.

    It’s also possible that your friend doesn’t have many talk minutes. If she’s a big texter (like me), she might not want to pay for talk minutes. I only have 300 a month, and if I’ve had to sit on hold with customer service with ANYONE for 2 hours that month, I get really touchy about not going over my limit.

    Post # 9
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    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @Pupperoni: If you don’t like having a text conversation, why don’t you call the person back once you get the text? Or just text back “call me so we can figure this out”

    I totally get what you mean about out of control texting though. And sometimes it takes wayyy more time typing out your answer than calling and having that conversation! I think it just kind of comes with the territory now – people just don’t call as much anymore.

    Post # 10
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    762 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I prefer texting depending on the circumstances. It’s it’s just a simple question about something not very important then I’ll text, but if it’s urgent, etc. I’ll definatly call. I’d rather people text me (because I work full time and hate answering my phone there) and I’ll call them later since I’m too cheap to get caller ID LOL

    Post # 11
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    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Personally, once the texting conversation consists of 3 texts or more, I just call the person. So much faster and easier.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    Baha! I am so that person that texts conversations rather than calls. I guess I’m a little detached from people. I just hate talking on the phone, conversation is so awkward and I can never understand what they’re saying. But I have learned that some of my friends don’t do text very well. Most of the time I just call those people. If you tell your friends you don’t like text OR that you have to pay everytime they text you, they’ll stop I’m sure. I get the hint from friends like that who call me after I text them. If they get my voicemail and I leave another text (which has never happened because I get the hint pretty soon…) then they call me again.

    You should just call people after they text you. I think they’ll begin to understand eventually ๐Ÿ™‚

    My fiance and I love to text all day. We’re long distance. But sometimes it goes overboard. We’ll be on Skype, have a fight about something stupid, talk about it for a minute then get quiet. We’ll resolve it before we hang up and then all of a sudden talk about it again over text. It’s so annoying! Finally I tell him, if he really wants to talk about it it’s NOT happening over text, either call me or go to sleep like we said we were. Baha, it’s so weird that we do this!

    Post # 14
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    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @Pupperoni: yeah, totally check it out. I love it!

    Post # 15
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    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I would say just be more stubborn than they are. They refuse to answer your calls? Keep calling. They keep texting? Refuse to text back, and call them. Leave them voicemails, and each time, the first words out of your mouth need to be, “I don’t have texting on my plan and I’ve already gotten charged to receive your text, so rather than pay to text back, I thought I would call…” They will get the hint eventually.

    Post # 16
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    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I am never in a good position to have a telephone conversation.  My life is a constant stream of interruptions, either from my 5 year old, my fiance, or the many children I work for during the day who think a closed door actually means, “Come on in and don’t even bother knocking!”.  Texting is the only way to have a conversation with me most days because of these interruptions, unless you catch me sometime during my hour and half commute (one way) each day, in which case you have to be prepared for the occasional ragey rant about people who cut me off. ๐Ÿ™‚

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