Text is just one way a phone call is just as valid. I would actually rather receive a phone call because I can communicate back and forth with them in that situation legally with hands free. If they are texting there is no way for me to read what they have sent or respond in any easy way. I find the phone call easier, but that is just me. Most of the time I am driving when I receive a ping, not so easy to stop and pull over to read whatever they are sending.