Do you prefer to call a person or write a text message?

There is no doubt that we live in an era of rapid digital development that has brought us multiple advancements in communication. I definitely prefer to call a person rather than using text messages for several reasons and I will develop my arguments in the subsequent paragraphs. To begin with, talking over the phone is extremely effective. It is my firm belief that it is always quicker and more beneficial to call, be it an emergency case or inquiring about the feelings of your friends or family. If that would not be the case, why do we always call the police or the ambulance, not text them? Furthermore, I have to admit that my opinion on this matter has been profoundly influenced by my own personal experience. When I first got my iPhone a couple of years ago, I was so impressed by its messenger application that I refused to communicate any other way. However, it turned out that what would normally take one minute to decide, for instance where to go for dinner, it took up to an hour. Moreover, especially the older generation has often difficulties using such advanced functions. Communicating with my grandparents is undoubtedly easier if we do not use complex text messages. As a result, I have switched to call application, the advantages of which clearly outweigh potential cons. Furthermore, no one can deny that talking is more personal than texting. Admittedly, neither is coming particularly close to in-person communication but calling definitely gives us more opportunity to relate to the person and connect on a deeper level. For instance, when my friend's close family member passed away I felt that it was far more appropriate to call him rather just to express condolences in a text message. It gave me the opportunity to properly express my sorrows and offer to be his shoulder to cry on. That would definitely not have been possible if I had just written to him. In light of the above mentioned reasons, I am a strong advocate for communicating by using phone calls. It enables us to be more efficient on one hand and more emphatic on the other hand.
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