So Talon did you get things "straight" ened out? (Excuse the pun)
I can tell you that I live and use my Samsung Proclaim less than 20 miles away from you and I've been able to make and receive calls with no problems for the last week. The only issue I have is with downloading pics in my texts messeges, keeps dropping the 3G.
I'll tell ya after reading a bunch of these threads about different issues and having experienced the customer service provided by straight talk (or should I say "lack there of") I often ask myself "Is it really worth saving a few hundred bucks a year putting up with this crap, maybe I should switch back to verizon". Naaaa, well not yet anyway.