I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SMG900F). The phone is rooted and I'm using a Team UB 5.0.2 Custom ROM.

I've noticed over the past couple of weeks that I've began to experience a considerable delay when receiving text (SMS) messages.

If I long-press on the message and check the timestamps it occasionally shows up as "Sent: 20:41, Received: 03:20." An important aside would be to mention that this only appears to happen at night. If I send myself some sample texts from another phone; they are received almost instantly.

Has anyone else experienced similar issues and found a viable solution?
I'd also like to know if this is related to the ROM/Build, SIM Card, or whether it's purely down to the service provider (Virgin Media in this case).

  • I don't see what the device could have to do with that, nor how this might be Android related. The most likely cause indeed is your service provider, so I first would check with them (or other customers of the same, whether they have the same issues). – Izzy Feb 24 '15 at 11:33
  • @Izzy Thanks for the reply. I was under the same kind of impression. It's just that I don't currently know enough about the build process etc. of custom ROMs and whether or not that could have some kind of effect on the "radio" ability. I'll give them a call later. Thanks for insight. – Alfie J. Palmer Feb 24 '15 at 11:35
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    Though there theoretically could be delays caused by software (delayed sending on one end, or delay receiving), that's pretty unlikely – and especially unlikely to cause a gap that large. Coverage however could be one thing, or you having switched to airplane mode (if you turned reception of, it's clear you cannot receive ;) If you can rule out these two, and the gap is that large still, it must be something "on the way". Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth. (Sherlock Holmes, "The Sign of the Four") – Izzy Feb 24 '15 at 12:35

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