The easy way out

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The easy way out

Mobile phones have become an inseparable part of one’s routine. And texting is more a necessity than a luxury today. For most people, texting works faster and the response is immediate.

Research shows that close to 15 billion short messages are sent out everyday across the world. We receive so many text messages everyday from all kinds of people — friends, family members, clients, partners and colleagues that texting has become an essential part of our routine. Interestingly, many have multi-sim cards which only make messaging more easier.

Abhijit Bhaduri, a student, admits that he can’t imagine life without mobile phones and text messages.

Though the current scheme on his phone doesn’t have free messaging service, he has subscribed for a free messaging package.

“Real conversation happens in texting. We can express our feelings better in the written word. It’s an addiction,” he beams.

Most of the youngsters are fascinated by forwarded messages comprising jokes, quotes, sentimental or emotional thoughts. And they in turn find pleasure in sending them to their friends’ group.

Shriranga, a professional, has a different version. “When you send a text message, recipients can reply at their discretion and it won’t disturb their privacy. And also you’d never know if the person you are trying to contact can use the phone or not, so it’s always better to text him,” he says. “Questions asked over a call may compel people to give an immediate response, which is often not appropriate. If you text them, it allows space for a more thoughtful reply,” he adds.

Messages come in handy while sending addresses, phone numbers, or any other information because the person on the other end may not be in a position to write it down and can simply text instead. “With 160 character limit in texting, there’s no room for discursive talks. You have to get straight to the point,” says Nandan, an MBA student.
 He agrees that messaging is the easiest way of communication and works out to be economical as well.

“Right now, I have 150 messages free per day. Texting is enough for me to stay in touch with all my friends. I call only in case of an emergency,” he says.
Bindu, a degree student, explores many options for texting and finds them useful to stay connected with her friends.

“We can send messages to cell phones through social networking sites and through e-mails as well,” she explains. 

Why text message?

* Saves time.
* Economical especially for the students.
* More accuracy.
* It won’t disturb the private life of the receiver.
* While driving or stuck in traffic, you can message as phone calls are not allowed.
* It gives time for the receiver to think and reply accurately.
* Forwarded messages help in connecting with friends.

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