Sort of LDR

ok so I'm dating this absolutely amazing guy the past few weeks, and we just ended school on Friday. He lives about an hour from me and we want to stay together for the summer and he means so much to me, and I'm absolutely smitten. I know he feels the same way. The only problem is he's a really bad texter and that's kind of our main way of communication for right now. How do I get him to communicate better or other methods?