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Delayed Messages

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

Hey Everyone!


I just switched to Public Mobile on the weekend from Koodo at a Koodo store. I was wondering if there's a specific reason for delayed text messages?


Any answers / reasons would help!


Mayor / Maire

@z34_eric The location of the sender or recipient can create a delay in text message delivery.  SMS isn't an instant messaging service.  SMS message is piggyback on the voice channel for delivery.  It depends on how busy the voice channel was.

Mayor / Maire

@z34_eric  - could be device, network, account/sim related. Hard to know exactly, and hopefully it is just something that clears up on its own.


Some things to try for network issues, are:

  • restart your phone
  • toggle into and out of airplane mode
  • power off, remove and reinsert your SIM card, restart phone
  • perform a Reset of the device's Network Settings

Mayor / Maire


What is the make and model of your phone so we can help with your settings?

Great Neighbour / Super Voisin

The make and model of my phone is a Samsung A50