I think to answer this question, I first have to think about the content of the text message. If I'm simply answer a yes or no question, I don't mind texting. However, if the matter is serious in nature then I need to call the person. To me text messages can be used against your. With family, texting on anything and everything is cool! Yet in the workplace, not cool at all! And so depending on content and circumstances I'd prefer a phone call. You can't hear tone or sarcasm in a text message either.