Texts from financial organisations

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silverback
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Texts from financial organisations

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How is it that texts used by financial organisations arrive almost instantly (When logging in to an account0?
Texts sent by other people often take minutes - sometimes hours - to arrive.
Do financial orgs. use a different system?
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HansV
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Re: Texts from financial organisations

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Text messages are relayed by the phone carrier, not by internet. Perhaps financial institutions pay their carrier to prioritize their messages...
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