I was 13 once.
Long-Distance Relationships are bound to fail if the people dont meet within 1 month. It is that simple.
You can never know even half of what someone is like over text.
The long distance calling costs part has already been dealt with, so I'll just say that it offers a closer connection to the person on the other end than text alone - One that can offer enough insight and emotion to properly stabilize a distanced relationship until physical contact is possible. Much like a US Marine calling home to his girlfriend while serving over in Iraq.Long distance calling isn't free, nor does it allow you a physical relationship.