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Only AT&T cell service in the Big Bend NP and Study Butte / Terlingua Area. Then only from particular spots in the park and environs; like MM#22 on the RMSD. That's the cell phone access in the Castolon area, if you have AT&T.
Hey Folks - I spent October 5-10 in the Bend hiking the Outer Mountain Loop, and thought I'd recount my cell phone experience. Since I was going solo and doing the OML for the first time, I was trying to stay in touch for safety's sake. I was using AT&T. Here is where I had connectivity:* At Panther Junction Headquarters* Several places along the road from PJ to Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive* At the pullout for Homer Wilson Ranch House* At the top of Pinnacles Trail near Toll Mountain 1 campsite* At the summit of Emory Peak* On the Northeast Rim near campsite NE4* On the Dodson Trail at the "high point" West of Smoky Creek Trail intersectionI drove the Glenn Springs and Juniper Canyon Road to Twisted Shoe campsite. I had no reception anywhere here. No surprise, since the Chisos lie to the North. I had no reception on the Dodson except for the High Point that I noted above. All in all, I was pretty surprised that I had this much connectivity. Note, however, that earlier in the day I got there, no cell phones were working due to a storm the night before. I wouldn't depend on this service being available.I hope this is useful information.Thanks!
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