It has been suggested I post something here, with hopes that others will also. For years, it has been a monthly chore, during the camping months, to call Telus after receiving the dreaded cell phone bill. Thankfully Telus has been more than helpful with reversing roaming charges for texting. The "new" tower installed by Telus on Highway 93, north of us, doesn't have enough signal to reach our campground. We sadly bounce off AT&T from our campsite. We have tried all sorts of settings on our cell phones to restrict roaming. Our data roaming is turned off, meaning we do not access our email ever. In order to be in contact with family in any way we have to use the U.S. roamingto send texts. No choice in the matter.
Perhaps if enough people speak about the same problem in the same area, maybe Telus would consider putting another tower closer by?