Originally Posted by OldRightHander
But the texting thing is beyond me. Why in the world do you need to do that when you can talk to the person?
Sometimes you are in an area where you can't make a call or you are in roaming and texting is better. Other times you are in a noisy place and you can't hear the person calling. Also you may not want to get a call because you don't want your phone to ring. Perhaps you are over your minutes for the month and a text message doesn't cost you anything. Sometimes texting is just more convienent.