20 second delay on the outgoing ringing when I call my friends phone. Why is it happening ?

When a dial their number it takes a while before I hear the outgoing ringing 

Update:

What u mean by on its way out? 

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  • Mmm J
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Depends on the carrier. I suspect you use a different service provider than your friend does. How your carrier connects to your friends carrier could be a cause of the delay. The ringing you hear does not come from the phone - it comes from the switching center that your friend's phone is connected to. Before it sends the ringing information, it has to find your friend's phone...

    Twenty seconds seems like a really long time... have you actually timed it?

  • 2 months ago

    Bad signal or one of you have a phone that's on its way out.

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