Tip #2 - Use T9 (predictive text input) - If you look on your cell phone you're going to see, "abc" on #2, "def" on #3 and so on. If you were to try to type a word without the help of T9, you are going to have to go through all the irrelevant letters to get to the letters you want. Don't do that, it's a waste of time. T9 (or what ever your predictive text input is called) will take the buttons you push and give you the most common words relevant to the buttons you push. For example, take the word "CONTROL", with out T9 it would take you pushing your phone pad 18 times and with T9 it would only take you 5 times.
Tip #3 - Don't send short worthless messages - One of the more worthless text messages are messages that don't get anywhere and just waste time and rack up the phone bill for someone. For instance, here is a conversation difference between a poor texter and a good texter:
Sent: "Hey" - Reply: "hey" - Sent: "what's up" - Reply: "not much" - Sent: "what are doing" - Reply: "hanging out" - Sent: "what are you doing tonight" - Reply: "not sure" - Sent: "let hangout tonight?" Reply: " OK".....
Sent: Hey, what's up. Lets hang out tonight." Reply: "OK"