Well apparently we've been lucky. Since we've gotten here, our phone has never been out. All of our friends who are also newcomers to the island have been complaining about how often and how long their phones go out for. Well today we finally got hit, and our phone is dead.
Luckily we've been preparing for this ocassion, and we have 3 backup plans (before we go to smoke signals, that is). Gerald and I have two cell phones on different networks (which are working great). Plus we have an Internet phone number through Skype.