Last Saturday March 21 I sent a text message on my cell phone to my brother in Kelowna from just east of Osoyoos asking if he was home and if it was okay to drop in for a visit. I did not get a response back so assumed he must not be home and continued on back our home in Vernon. March 26, his responded text "Yep, we're here today." from March 21 at 1:01 pm arrived. We missed out on a visit. As well my daughter sent me a text March 25 letting me know to pick her up at 6:30 pm from work instead of 4 pm. Her text arrived March 26, a day late. Still puzzled about why such long delays. It seems better to make an actual call for important more urgent reasons.