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Cingular have managed to turn my US cell phone into a brick while outside the US.
I can dial my voice mail – and that’s it.

Same phone just a few weeks ago was working perfectly – I was in Germany and I could dial globally. Now I just get ‘calls barred’ and a nice message in German.

Cingular are working on it.. Not much fun.

[Edit – I spoke again to the Cingular international support team – they now realise that something got broken on my account. They turned off my international roaming in one of the billing cycles. They said 72 hours to fix it. I said I spend thousands per month with them – fix it tonight or I go to another vendor. They promised by midnight Central time. Nice. Here’s hoping.]