Sorry about this type of delay, thomasr1950. Receiving your messages, quickly is definitely important so I want to help. I'll need a few more details to provide the best options. Which application on your Ellipsis are you using for text messaging? Is your tablet connected to Wifi or our Mobile Network when the delay happens? Let us know so we can do all we can to speed these messages up.
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The tablet you have has only 1GB of Ram which will make the tablet run slower then the usual Samsung Phones and Tablet fast time responses. I would make sure all your notifications are set to fast interval times so you receive all your notification as fast as you can by going into settings of each app or the settings of the tablet.It also could be the software on the tablet itself which prevents fast time notifications.