When You’re on the Utah-Arizona Border, Your Phone Doesn’t Know What Time It Is

Sep 21, 2018

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There’s few things we love more than learning about weird things while traveling (well, except from a good award redemption, of course). And from a toxic pit in Montana to a box the size of a bathroom stall you can find in airports, we thought we’d seen just about everything.

But something else just popped up on our radar, and our minds are blown.

Apparently, when you’re on the border of Utah and Arizona, your phone has absolutely no idea what time it is. Don’t believe me? See for yourself:

Photo courtesy of Emily DeCicco/Facebook.

The phone on the left thinks it’s in Arizona, while the one on the right thinks it’s in Utah. Most of Arizona is in Mountain Standard Time, while Utah is in Mountain Daylight Time — meaning Arizona is an hour behind Utah.

But when you’re near the border of the two states, it seems that your phone doesn’t know what to do with itself. Aside from being “A Cool Thing You’ll See on the Internet Today,” it also poses a potential problem for travelers, especially if you have any tours or reservations planned. Our advice? Always double check your time zone as well as what time you have any activities booked; and don’t forget to snap a pic of this phenomenon while you’re at it.

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