Traveling the Border, iPhones & AT&T


An odd little experience for those interested in using AT&T while traveling near the Mexican border. At some point on I-10 headed West towards El Paso, just north of Acala, TX, we received a text message from AT&T which read something to the tune of:

International text message rates of $0.0195 applies. Unlimited data rates do not apply while outside of the US.

I checked my phone and I was reading TELCEL. So in other words, though we were still in the US, she had somehow switched over, all of 2 feet north of me in the passenger seat, to a Mexican network. Just a word to the wise for traveling along the border, particularly if you’re the type of shotgun rider who likes to browse the Internets while your husband powers the RV down route.