I could see texting parents and all that as necessity. I only answer to my husband at the moment, since all our family is out of state. He better pick up the phone when I call, so no texting I could imagine actually using texting once my kids are bigger. I will tease them though if I see all kinds of 'ur' 'wat' or the number 2 standing in for the word all over their screen!!!! Probably their friends too.