Updated 16 June 2003, 16.28
A new survey has shown that teens would rather send a text message than actually ring someone up.
Do you prefer to text than to talk?
What about if you've got free minutes on your phone - would you still send a text?
Why is texting so much better than talking? What situations would you talk before texting?
I enjoy texting as calling someone on a mobile is too costly but I would rather talk than txt.
Will, 12, Leeds
Sending txt is better than phoning because you tend to save more money, if you ring a person each different network has a different amount of money they charge per minute. Sending txt is more comfortable and if you want to tell a person your to shy to tell by speaking then txting is always there.
Alex & Rebecca, 14, Cwmbran
Texting is so sad and dumb. Texting costs, talking is cheaper!
Anisa, 13, London
I'd much rather talk to someone face to face and avoid the phone completely! Texting is so fiddly and I find it annoying, you can't have proper conversations and most of the time, for me, it's down-right pointless.
Texting is only good for SMALL things! What's the point in sending a really long text? It would be so much better to talk! And talking is a lot more fun, how can you get emotions out of wrds w/o vwls?
Jaya, 14, Essex
If it's just a short notice, not a desperate message, I would txt. But if my bus hadn't come, or I needed help urgently, I would call!
Kate, 12, Aylesbury
Sometimes people can't always talk to you so if you text them at least you know they'll get the message later. If i wanted a proper conversation then phoning is far better (as long as there are free minutes!)
Rhiannon, 15, Swansea
I wud rthr txt coz its cheaper and u can send picture msages
Jordan, 12, Gloucester
I think txting is gr8t so they should make txting cheaper cos more people txt than phone.
Kirsty, 12, Keighly
Texting is quite good if you want to send little messages, but if you want to have a girly gossip, talking is definately better (and cheaper!)
Charlotte, 14, Peterborough
I think that txting's better if u don't hav much credit, but if u hav free tlk time n a txt isnt detailed enuff, tlking's better
Freya, 12, Bristol
txting is so much cheaper than talking + you can send funny pictures.
Talk cos rather than w8ng 4 a txt back, u can just reply by ansering str8 away!
Hannah, 12, Stafford
Texting is so much easier, but if it's important, I would talk
Sam, 12, Bolton
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