I’ve tried text messaging on my cell phone, but I just found it too slow to peck and pick on the small keyboard. And hitting the number “9” three times to get to “Y” is just plain crazy.
For me, text messaging is best done on a PDA with a keyboard or notebook computer.
Having said that, for inbound communications – like airline changes or quick messages from someone else sure send me a text message. But am I going to reply via text – probably not.
BBC News writes The British love of text shows no signs of abating as numbers sent hit record levels.
According to the Mobile Data Association (MDA), 2.1 billion text messages were sent in March 2004, a 25% rise on the total from the same month last year. (full story)