Like most text-a-holics we can text without staring at our phone, some of us can text easily behind my back, we can use any form of texting, the touch, the keypad, the numbers, you name it. Some times my texting thumbs twitch when I'm not texting. I can express myself through my writing better, I can use how ever much time as I need to collect my thoughts, and think about what I say before I say it. Its fast, and convenient. You can talk to multiple people at a time, while you can only 3way. I don't have a problem with talking on the phone, but with texting you avoid those awkward pauses, the running out of things to say, etc.