all phones on the iden network do have to download a text because it is sent through an internet connection but it shouldn't take a real 10 minutes, most of the time is should go through in about 30-60 sec depending upon amount of data in message.
RE: "all phones on the iden network do have to download a text..."
Not true in all cases. The SMS system that delivers text replies to Nextel phones using their NextMail service does NOT require any downloading, and those NextMail texts are delivered consistently in 10-15 seconds.
Why they can achieve the excellent performance with NextMail text reply messages but not with their regular text messages remains a mystery.
I FEEL YOU THEY CAN MAKE A BETTER NETWORK THEN TIMES CHANGE AND WE HAVE NEW DEMANDS THEY NEED TO UPGRADE BECAUSE IM MAKING A SWITCH BOOST IS JUZ WAY TO SLOW AND JUZ MAKES ME MADE WAITING TO DOWNLOAD A TEXT PLEASE NOT ANYMORE
30-60 seconds is doing good i got a clutch and had another boost phone too and they take probley 2-3 mins average and sumtimes like 5-6 mins and then sumtimes after 5-6 mins it dont even download it boost is a hoaks on service juz like there internet there text suck