The fact that you say he "forced" you to tell him who you liked and now doesn't talk to you in person anymore suggests to me that his social skills are probably poor. This isn't uncommon, especially these days when there's such an emphasis on social media. He may be more comfortable with texting rather than talking face-to-face, but 1) texting is only one method of communication, and 2) he's not the only person in your relationship who matters.
Stand up for what you want. Insist that you spend time together (and make him silence that phone while he's with you). Talk about things that matter personally. Hold hands. That's not something you can do over the phone, right? You may have to lead the conversation at first. Get good at asking questions and listening to the answers.
You may also consider a fun get-to-know-you game asking one another fun questions. You should come prepared with slips of a jar or envelope of maybe 25-50 folded slips of paper with questions written on them. Then take turns drawing one, reading them and answering them. You can get ideas for fun and appropriate questions online. Let the conversation lead you where it will. Insist on playing this game only in person so you can look at one another, smile, hold hands and gauge each others' reactions when you're answering. With encouragement and practice, he will see that being in one another's physical company is much more fun than reading what someone types.