Hello Lila Dempsey,
We recently experienced CALL-OUT
issues in our dialing
area... BECAUSE AT&T started "enforcing" 10 digit dialing
- Try dialing the ENTIRE NUMBER
- ELSE dial 611
and tell the ANSWERER to move
their ACOUSTIC tube somewhere in the vicinity
of the FRONT of their face (possibly enabling TALK
Inbound calls (to you):
The rings "ONCE
" sounds like your calls are "FORWARDED
(to me: USA Custom Calling Feature)...
That single RING is called "RING SPLASH
" ... to remind
us to UNFORWARD the phone ...
Call your number YOURSEL
F and ask the ANSWERER
if they have any MESSAGES for you (I'm just saying).
In the USA dial Star seven - three ( *73 ) to cancel
Hope this helps
Carnac the Magnificent