People Explain Why They Prefer To Actually Call People Instead Of Text

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Let me hear your voice.

In this day and age it is so rare we find connection, isn't it? Everybody is on a phone or a tablet or just lost in a world of their own. Communication has become a truncated action, which is so sad. How in the world will we listen or hear without communication? Texting maybe easy and quick but it's impersonal. And surprisingly, some of us still enjoy a human voice to speak with. It reminds us that we're all connected.

Redditor u/bawzz wanted people to share as to what makes a voice a priority over reading by asking.... Those who always call instead of text, why?

Let's Talk....

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What's your number and I'll call you and we can talk about it. Definitive-pie

More 411....

I call, if I need an information right now. If it can wait, I'll text. Prizrenaliii

Exactly what I do and what I tell people who are my contacts. Don't text me if you need an answer instantly. If you call and I don't pick up, try the home phone or a work phone. I choose not to and but often don't get to keep my phone with me in all my workplaces. konibear890

The Voice. 

The only person I instinctively call rather than text is my wife and it's usually just because I want to hear her voice. the_mayonnaise_spoon

Sounds like my fiancé. I've seen him literally ignore calls and texts but anytime I text him, he will text me back asking if I can call. When i call him he sounds so happy to hear me and I love him so much. Ima go give him a hug. BedtimeStalker

Humanity. 

One of the hardest phone calls I had to take when I worked for AT&T was this gentleman who kept paying his late wife's phone bill so his kids could call her voicemail and hear her. He'd lost his job and couldn't pay, so he called in to see what could be done to keep the phone on.

Luckily I had like a $250 override limit and the cel plan was hella cheap so I wiped out the debt and covered him for a few months.

God, that was ten years ago, those kids are probably grown and have their own kids now. ryukohime

Resolve. 

Less likely to be misunderstood. BetterToad

And misunderstandings are quicker to resolve than through a long clarifying text chain. adfriedman

"what?"

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My phone usually has crap service and I have crap hearing. You text and I get it. You call and I'm gonna say "what?" a million times until you get pissed and hang up. FPSXpert

The Easy Way. 

It's easier and faster to have a conversation in 2 minutes than to text back and forth for 15. pacmanrockshok

Exactly. Phone for quick synchronous communication, texting for slower asynchronous communication.

Both have their advantages but calls are just easier if you want to convey a large amount of information quickly and both of you are free at the same time. athars1s

Torture. 

To torture introverts. deathforallweebs

I have a philosophy in life with anything. Emails, letters, phone calls, etc.

If it's important it'll happen twice. LovableKyle24

All Damn Day.

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Because conversations over text take all damn day. Texting memes and general updates to people is fine. But if I actually need to arrange something or needs some information I'll always call. OneCatch

The Void. 

Texting can turn a 5 minute convo into an hour long session when people are doing other things. Texting someone who is busy sucks. Texts are good for some interactions, but phone calls fill a totally different void. ShameNap

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