does the issue sound like "network congestion" to anyone? it's only in one area, and it's with full signal
I'd like to think that tech support had a better answer than "have some minutes", has anyone ever said they would "fill out a trouble ticket" and then a technician calls you back to try and fix the problem?
are you out in the "sticks"? do you know of any other Cingular customers who come to your same area that have the same problem?
Does the phone read "Cingular" or "Cingular Extend" when your at your home?
Do calls to *611 or 611 go through every time (not after 45 tries)?
You say you have to try 45 times, what happens during those 44 times? Does the front of the phone read a message? Does the phone call just end? Do you hear a voice that plays a message?
-kilo <<I used to work as a Customer Service Representative and then as a Tier II Technical Support Representative for Cingular Wireless LLC most of my info you can associate with TX OK AR KS MO>>