Border Keepers: What do you do if you need to make a phone call?

(WIAT) — In the Patagonia Mountains, you won’t find a lot of cell phone signal. As soon as you hit the dirt roads just a few miles from the border, you’ll lose service from American towers. That’s difficult for a lot of the Border Keepers, who try to keep in touch with their families during the operation. There is, however, one place to get service. It’s about a two minute drive from the camp, on a flat top of a hill. From there, you can see the mountains of Mexico. Just as importantly to the Border Keepers, you can get cell phone signal.

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They call it “Telephone Hill,” and every day, the men spend about ten minutes a day there, contacting their families and friends, keeping them updated on their well-being.

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