Mobile communication devices have become popular tools for gathering and disseminating information and data. When sensitive information is exchanged using SMS, it is crucial to protect the content from eavesdroppers as well as ensuring that the message is sent by a legitimate sender. Using an encryption technique to secure SMS data increases its length and accordingly the cost of sending it. This paper provides a hybrid compression encryption technique to secure the SMS data. The proposed technique compresses the SMS to reduce its length, then encrypts it using RSA algorithm. A signature is added to the encrypted SMS for signing it to differentiate it from other SMS messages in SMSINBOX. The experimental results which are based on Symbian OS show that the proposed technique guarantees SMS data security without increasing its size.