No, I'm afraid you aren't. I'm sorry, but your versions of the sentence are grammatically incorrect and make no sense.
A question : If you know that a sentence is correct, why don't you just accept it as it is? Why do you want to alter a correct sentence and make it wrong?
A suggestion: Rather than wasting everybody's time experimenting with incorrect language, you should use the good sentence as a model to create more good sentences. For example:
"Many of them are more likely to text their friends than they are to talk to them face to face"
"Many of them are more likely to contact their friends online than they are to meet them in person"
Isn't that a better way to learn? Now you try to make some more correct sentences.