I, like Ezra, love talking on the phone. This isn't to say I don't IM and text message pretty much constantly, but so much more can be accomplished with a simple phone call or person-to-person interaction. Furthermore, I live far away from my mom and sister, who I miss dearly. If I had to rely only on instant messaging, it would drive me crazy. I also once had a boyfriend who would not have a fight on the phone, only over instant message. It drove me crazy. Needless to say, we're no longer together.