SMSs. What's with the delays

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  • Premier Icon leffeboy

    As above oh wise stw. It used to be that SMSs would arrive pretty immediately but of late it seems to sometimes take an you or two. Just me or has something changed?


    There’s always been a bit of a delay, but with so much network traffic these days, I guess the data packets get all snarled up. I’ve sent a friend a text at around nine o’clock, and she’s been woken by her phone chirping loudly at 2am! 😳

    Premier Icon leffeboy

    That’s exactly what I’m talking about so glad it’s not me. It’s weird as the data packets must be tiny compared to voice traffic

    Is it not something to do with the message’s journey? As there are two parts to the journey, from your phone to phone company then from the phone company to the other handset, it is possible for a delay to occur. I this also accounts for why you are charged even when the message isn’t received.
    I could be wrong, but it’s not often.

    Premier Icon jambalaya

    SMS have always been fitted into the bandwidth where space has been avilable between the calls. A phone call has to be immediate but an SMS can be pushed down the priority list. It’s possible with increased Internet usage SMS are further relegated.

    Premier Icon somafunk

    Nah, All sms now pass through the governments SIGINT deciphering system at Menwith Hill (otherwise known as ECHELON to the conspiracy theorists as a catch-all term), there is such an amount of data flying about these days that the system is often overloaded and backlogs are bound to happen, delays in receiving messages are just one such noticeable problem.


    Premier Icon matthewjb

    delays in receiving messages are just one such noticeable problem.

    Leffeboy is probably using a lot of the key words that get red flagged. Any minute now there will be a knock at the door.

    Don’t answer it Leffeboy!!!

    Premier Icon somafunk

    I take it by leffeboy’s silence that he answered the knock at the front door?…..damm fool, he should’ve shaved off his hair, stripped naked and jumped out the bathroom window wearing just a towel/shower cap and legged it till he could hide underground for a few days….that mysterious mole on the back of his neck?….yep – it’s not a mole really, it’s his tracking chip that’s solar powered, if only he’d have listened to our advice he’d be saved….Ping!……..Ping!……….Ping!……….Ping!……….Ping!………..they’ll always find you.

    stay safe folks……

    Premier Icon ir_bandito

    My wife and I are both on the same netwrok (Orange/EE). Both have poor reception at home but her fancy smartphone has “homeboost”which uses the wifi to increase her signal strenght.

    However, I never get delays on my texts, but she often does, up to 24 hours.
    Phone memory issues?

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