I’m not sure we needed MORE proof that the era of the phone call is over, but here you go:

According to a new survey, the overwhelming majority of people would rather have you TEXT them than call them. The only exception is people over 55.  72% of people under 39 would rather you text, and so would 61% of people between 40 and 54.

For people over 55, 35% prefer a text, 49% prefer a call.

Also, for what it’s worth, people who prefer calls over texts are almost three times less likely to have smartphones.