On Friday night I did finally get through to a CSR and finally got my point across that the phone was broke as I have had it for a week now and the signal strength meter has even twitched off of nothing, zero bars, nada, zippo. Of course the warehouse was closed, so it was too late to get a new phone shipped out to me. They are going to send it FedEx overnight on Monday and it was to be here next Tuesday.
The reason I say was is because tonight when we got back from the mountains, I had to set about a dozen clocks in various rooms and to make them match as close as possible I needed a correctly set timepiece to carry around with me. Since neither Donna nor I own a watch the only thing I could think of to use was the worthless cell phone. After syncing the time on the phone to the time on the PC, off I went. Somewhere about mid job I noticed something strange on the phone display, bars on the left side indicating that I was getting a signal to the phone! I dialed it’s number from the home phone and it rang. I couldn’t answer it as the CSR had emptied the minutes in preparation for adding them back to the new phone when it got here.
I called the Tracfone customer service number and after a short wait I was hooked up with my minutes and held in my hand a working cell phone (a week late.) Now there are only two questions remaining: 1) Will I get a phone via FedEx on Tuesday? and 2) How long will this phone work?