I use T9 so it's easy for me. My text are almost novels
...it took me a LONG time to realize that texts can only be a certain length before being charged for 2, 3, 4, 5 texts I never understood why my cell kept saying "SMS 2, 3, 4, 5" until I finally got my cell bill! :shame:
No, I dont type shorthand. I also have a qwerty keyboard, so its not a big deal to type out a complete sentence. As well, I think most phones nowadays have the recognition so that you only have to type the first few letters of a word anyway and it automatically fills it in for you, and/or if you make a mistake in typing a word, it will fix it. I see no reason to type in shorthand.