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Forget the Phone, Just Text Message Instead

Aug 17, 2007
Text messaging has become one of the latest fads of today. It just makes life a little easier, not to mention that it is a whole lot more fun than talking on the phone. Text messaging is quick, simple, and best of all silent. Why is silent the best? Well, say, for instance, you are in a meeting, someone has an important message for you that you must get right away. Would you rather someone call your cell phone and interrupt the meeting or send a text message that not only allows the meeting to keep going uninterrupted, but also gets the message to you right away.

Text Messaging and Teens

Text messaging is probably the most popular in the teen generation of today. With "texting" you can send fun, cute, or flirty messages right over the cell phone and go on about your day. Teens are really into the text messaging thanks to the ability to shorten messages with fun abbreviations, as well as the fact that they can be personalized with pictures, graphics, music, icons, and even video.

Why do teens and texting go together so easily? Well, teens have come up with a variety of reasons for text messaging. For example, if they are in trouble with their parents and cannot talk on the phone, they can send a quick text message to all of their friends, letting them know not to call. Perhaps a girl or a boy has a crush on another person, well instead of being shy and embarrassed to pick up the phone and call, they may send a text message instead.

For teens texting is just fun, new, and exciting.

Text Messaging and Business

Texting is not just for the kids however. Today businesses are using it more often for a variety of different reasons. They can be used to communicate with family, friends, partners, colleagues, and even customers and clients. Let's take a look at some of the great ways text messaging and business go together:

*Meeting Reminders
*Appointment Reminders
*Important Business Information for employees
*Business Contacts
*Confirmation
*Advertisement
*Promotions
*Sales
*Sales Confirmation

In business, it can be of great use. You can, with permission, send new promotions, advertisements, and sales to the cell phone of your clients and customers. This works well, especially if you have permission to send the messages, because not everyone appreciates telephone calls in their busy lives. Furthermore, clients and customers may not have the time to listen to a lengthy telephone call, telephone message, or even read any mail you might send. A text message is quick and to the point.

Text messaging is a great way to follow up with a potential client or customer as well. For example, after the initial meeting with a potential client, you could send a text message thanking them for meeting with you and provide your contact information.

There are so many beneficial advantages to using text messaging within a business that it would be impossible to list them all. However, it is important that you understand just what texting can do for your business, clients, and customer service.

Text Messaging and Family

Along with the teens and businesses, texting with family is a great value as well. Text messages can work great within the family to remind loved ones of appointments, dinner, schedule changes, or even just to say hi. Many families use texting just because it is easier than trying to reach each other on the phone, particularly if one is at school or work at the time.

You could text message dad to remind him about soccer practice. If your rehearsals end early, you can text message to let your parents know it is time to pick you up. If you are wondering what to get for dinner, you can text message the family to ask for suggestions. If you need your husband or wife to pick up something on the way home, you can text message them to ask them.

Text messaging essentially makes everyone's life easier. Most all cell phones today feature text messaging capabilities. Furthermore, most cell phone companies offer a variety of packages, that include text messaging. Why wait? Start messaging today.
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