Would you rather text your friends than talk on the phone?

Polls

9th September 2020

ARE you a texter or a talker? A new survey has revealed that most British people prefer to text than make phone calls.

YouGov Profiles data shows that 55% of Brits say they would prefer to receive a text message over a phone call. It seems younger people are the biggest fans of texting, with 72% of people under the age of 40 saying they prefer texts. Some of the reasons people gave for not wanting to speak on the phone included feeling they don’t have very good social skills, verbal skills or a good enough concentration span. What do you think?

Would you rather text your friends than talk on the phone?

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katkid10 · 3 months ago

I don't have a phone but I would rather talk on the phone or Skype.

aces10 · 3 months ago

I’d rather talk on the phone. When you hear someone speak, you can almost always tell how they’re feeling straight away.

galaxystar · 3 months ago

I enjoy texting more as I don't really have to show my feelings

jakejosh · 3 months ago

Don't have a phone but prefer texting rather than talking on skype

lune · 3 months ago

I’d rather text. It’s way more fun because you can send emojis

freya2909 · 3 months ago

I just recently got a phone and i like to text and send emojis/gifs to friends/family

uniqueuni · 3 months ago

Yh

uniqueuni · 3 months ago

Meh too

bamboomilk · 2 months ago

I prefer calling my friend because it's nice to hear their voice, especially with all the lockdown and COVID-19 stuff going on. But I accidentally pressed texting. I am a clumsy person don't blame me.

caravanner · 2 months ago

I text as I hate my voice and forget everything I want to say and remember it again when the calls finished

asteroid · 2 months ago

texting means that tones can be misunderstood

stargrl · 2 months ago

Texts can be hacked, phone calls cannot.

kuhuzoo9 · 2 months ago

Same

kuhuzoo9 · 2 months ago

Kinda faster cos u don’t fall into a loooong conversation
Just say wat u wanna

hashbrowni · 2 months ago

I prefer texting as I feel awkward on the phone

moomoo_31 · 2 months ago

I'd rather text, it's always awkward when you talk on the phone. : )

rorobot · 2 months ago

I don't have a phone but I would rather phone rather than text: you can only say so much when you're texting.

marmoty100 · 2 months ago

I’d rather text

20songe · 2 months ago

and am definitely a talkative person. :-)

sarah.m · 2 months ago

i put text because sometimes on calls it is a bit unclear and you can send emojis, so it is much easier especially as some peoples cameras and their connection can be a bit bad so to text would be a lot easier

sarah.m · 2 months ago

also stargrl, phone calls can be hacked. my school had to start locking their zoom meetings because someone in the school had someone hack into their meeting. and for skype similar things can happen. and for facetime all you have to do is write someones number or email in. and although there is just a call with a voice only, loads of people tend to use those as well

sarah.m · 2 months ago

but i get where you are coming from your not wrong, in fact, really clever to have thought of that and even though it is wrong it shows that you really think about safety because obviously you didnt know that calls can be hacked and very few people do know that as it is rare anyways. but i get where you are coming from and you're really clever

crystxlrxs · 2 months ago

Well it depends where I am am I next to them or in my house?

eribao · 2 months ago

I would rather text or email

panda89 · 2 months ago

I like to talk because you can talk a bout more random stuff and it be normal and also if u are sad talking makes you feel better 😊

opalstar · 2 months ago

I would much rather talk on the phone, you can really share and express feelings, more without having to use emojis, such as (that's rubbish) people might take it the wrong way.
So yes. Talking on the phone is much better.

djshadow · 2 months ago

Me too

lionesslil · 2 months ago

talk

codonnell · 2 months ago

on the phone, you can hear someone's expression, but if you are messaging, some things may sound like you are being nasty or rude. I definitely prefer talking on the phone or on a video call.

cupcakesxo · 2 months ago

Text, I don’t have a phone but I have Skype and my friends text me

dingbat202 · 2 months ago

i would txt but my friends are so bad at organising stuf it takes a million messages and about 1/2 h. but sometime s u cant talk 4 wotever reason so txt'll have to do

hummusgirl · 2 months ago

I like to call my friends as then you can clearly tell how they are feeling and not have to guess their emotions from behind a message.

maisylove · 2 months ago

I would rather text because you can talk with more friends.

artymartin · 2 months ago

I think it is a mixed argument, I prefer talking on FaceTime or over the phone as it is easier to explain things and it is nice to hear someone’s voice but phoning and FaceTiming isn’t really for quick talks. But more people have access to texting and texting is also a quick easy to arrange a place to meet but texting isn’t really for long talks or conversations. But none of them match up to meeting someone face to face.

pickles7 · 2 months ago

I like to text bcos it means that you can send cute smiley emojis and also gifs and pictures and vids ☺️

samcan · 2 months ago

EMAILS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tlsea · 2 months ago

You can't say much in a text, so pick up the phone and talk!

backbender · 2 months ago

I don’t have a phone, but if I did I would phone them. ❤️

candyflos · 1 month ago

I’d rather talk so I can hear their voices and yeah

candyflos · 1 month ago

Plus u can hear there expressions and feelings eg if there sad u might text soz but it’s nice to hear someone comforting you

willowroma · 4 weeks ago

I get to anxious to talk to people haha. I would rather text because you get time to think about what to say and you don’t have to answer straight away

lobsters98 · 4 weeks ago

I MIGHT BE GETTING A PHONE FOR CHISTMAS AND IF I DO I WOULD PREFER TO TEXT
[I WOULDN'T HAVE TIME TO CALL]

badgehuff · 3 weeks ago

Texting someone gets the message though without the awkwardness of waiting for the other person to speak.

gracebob · 2 weeks ago

I prefer talking because I’m really bad at texting and I like to hear their emotions in the way they say it