Texting vs. Calling Essay

1132 Words Jul 31st, 2012 5 Pages
Years ago making a phone call on the cellular phone was huge advancement for communication, now today texting has become the main form of communicating. In 1973 Martin Cooper created the first portable phone 800 MHz prototypes that could be used outside the home and the car, before the only portable phones were in cars. It weighed about 2.5 lb. and the battery life lasted for about 20 minutes. According to Motorola.com, Cooper is considered the inventor of the first handheld cellular phone and the first person to make a phone call in public on a handheld cell phone. In 1977 cell phones went public. Chicago was the first city to trial cell phones with 2000 customers. Over the years as cellphones became smaller, lighter, and a longer …show more content…
The boy drops the phone, and everything is over. Nevertheless, texting give us some time to consider carefully before saying what we think. In another hand, it will be better if we use texting to replace short conversations. To add to that, texting on the mobile phone is less costly than calling. More specifically, a simple message would cost about $0.05 whereas a minute of talking would probably cost about $1. This is why texting is more preferable mostly to the younger such as teenagers and students who usually do not work and so cannot pay high cellphone bills. Moreover, sending text messages is convenient because if the cell phone is deactivated, the message is delivered once the cell phone is activated by its owner. You shouldn’t pick up your phone, press your friend number and just say, “OK." That’s so weird. In this case, texting will be your choice. Moreover, not every time you can start a conversation by calling. Sometime, texting will be good for explaining, saying sorry. Just by that, we don’t make the things worse.
According to "Nielsenwire" (2012), “Texting is Easier and Faster than Voice Calls. All of this texting activity has come at the expense of voice. Last year, teens texted instead of calling because it was fun. Now, 78 percent of teens recognize the functionality and convenience of SMS, considering it easier (22 percent) and faster (20 percent) than voice calls (though still fun). Voice activity has decreased 14 percent among teens, who average 646

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