Tomorrow, when I'm a little more "level headed", I'll get Andrew to look at it again, since he's the resident "cellphone expert", he's at work now. It worked ONCE calling the house phone, after powering off and back on, but failed every other time after that. If HE can't figure it out, guess we'll be on the phone to customer support at Tracfone. If after THAT we can't get the damn thing to work properly, I'll just say "Fuck it!" and mom and I will go back to just hoping we'll be near SOME kind of phone if we have an emergency crop up when we're away from the house!
Let's just say my first "real world" experience with cellphones isn't a good one!