A new app, KyshMysh compresses upto 450 characters into a single SMS, versus the default limit of 160! It's FREE on the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.kandroid.mms Check out their promo YouTube video here: KyshMysh App Promotional Video - YouTube KyshMysh employs cutting edge compression techniques to pack as many as 450 English characters into a single SMS. Think of KyshMysh as an incredibly good zip utility for text messaging. Secret Sauce: KyshMysh's patent pending technology uses a training algorithm to teach the app a given language. Currently, KyshMysh is fluent in English, and has been able to compress upto 450 characters to within 160, which is the upper limit of the SMS standard. However, much like an infant learning a new language, KyshMysh doesnt compress (comprehend) words and patterns that it hasnt encountered during training, or is statistically unlike the rest of the language. For instance, the word Djibouti is statistically very different from a regular English word, in that it is rare for a j to follow a D in regular English. If you input gibberish into KyshMysh, its compression ratio drastically reduces. Similarly, compression of other languages wont be on par with that of English.