I love google and all it's awesome programs. Sometimes I joke with friends that I'm going to get a google tattoo one day;) One of their awesome and totally free services is google text. What does this do? Ok, here's an example of how I use this really cool service.
I usually wake up in the morning want to know what the weather will be for the day. I don't have internet on my phone and I'm usually too lazy to turn on my computer to check. What do I do? I text "weather 48103" to 466453 (or GOOGLE). The text that I get back from google gives me a couple of current weather details as well as a 3 day forecast for my area! Try it! Type "weather" and your zipcode to Google. But wait, there's more....;)
Google text also answers other questions I may have, like, how many cups are in a gallon, what the definition of a word is, what time a movie plays at a theater, or how far my $5 American will get me in another country. It will even send you turn by turn directions from one location to another all for free! There's so much more this service does and I recommend you check out this website by them: http://www.google.com/mobile/products/sms.html#p=default
So the next time someone asks you how to get to that awesome new art gallery is, text google and feel clever ;)