Texting is fine, but it lacks connection.
You can read the words a million different ways and still have to ask for clarification. Not to mention the dreaded auto-correct. Ugh, that thing has made my life a living hell, changing words that are correct to something else and if I’m not paying attention and am in a rush I send it off not checking the spelling or if the intended word was used. fb isn’t a spelling mistake for FBI, among other mistakes that are made by the phone. Not to mention it is sometimes easier to use a more simple word than something that you can’t spell and auto-correct is having a field day.
A phone call is personable and shows a confidence that can never be displayed through text. It also forces the person receiving the call to commit to the conversation. Pitch and tone can affect the words, a laugh is some much better hear, and there is more of a natural progression to any topic. There once was a protocol; call only after a certain time and before eight at night, take messages and pass them along, use manners and speak clearly.
Unfortunately you can receive a text in the middle of the night which will wake you up, the spelling can be mixed up, and if you don’t respond right away and forget to message back then that is seen as rude.
Of course text is slowly being replaced with social media and a thing called snapchat. Yet more mediums that do not require vocalising an idea.
I wish that someone would give me a call instead of a text. Who knows where the conversation could lead with the power of pitch and tone... you have no idea what I will agree to with an accent being whispered directly into my ear. Hmm, call me maybe.