I am quick on the phone. It takes less time to leave a simple voice mail than it does to hit each key 3-4 times to get the right letter on your cell phone. Let alone I tire of using symbols and shift keys to get the right punctuation / grammar down.
Next, while I could spend for one of those phones with the full pull-out keyboard, since I loathe text messaging in the first place, why patronize it with $50 to $100 more bucks? (I get a good discount upgrading my phone for Verizon points or whatever their rebate offer is - but they still get at least $50 more off of me - and for what? Annoying me further?)
If paying to be annoyed is "in," JediTricks should pay ME to post on this message board (and bring Stillakid back and give him a salary!)
I cannot text you back when I am driving. When I am tired or sleepy, I don't want to wake up and concentrate so I can at least write something coherent. I'd rather just muble into the speaker.
If you cannot answer your phone, I understand. If it's urgent I can text you so you can read my message immediately: "Your house is on fire!" or "Want to see a movie that starts in about only another hour from now?" If it's not that important, I can leave a voicemail from bed without even opening my eyes: "Want to go to Disneyland NEXT MONTH?" I think you can phone, leave a voicemail, or text in plenty of time to respond to that.
But yeah, if you're in school, at work, or in a meeting, texts are convenient if important. If the message is not, check your darn voicemail because I'm NOT going to text you if I can help it!
And what is it with girls and texts?
They were never that electronically competent before. Remember when Atari Missile Command was for boys only?