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.


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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