In 2008, text messaging topped mobile phone calling in usage. Alexia Tsotsis says the phone call is on an inexorable decline to death. "Less obsolete but more annoying than a handwritten letter, the phone call is fading as a mode of communication even if the nostalgic will be singing its praises for awhile." "The truth is that we iPhone users (and to greater extent smartphone users in general) are not primarily using our phones to make calls. We may carry around things we call 'phones' but to us they’re just pocket-sized computers."