So our phone service has been out since this morning. We were told that this is a "neighborhood-wide" outage. I actually saw a tent next to one of the large phone relay boxes along with a phone truck. I've never had the phone out for more than 30 minutes--bet we don't get a discount on phone and DSL for this month.
UPDATE: Looks like there is some news on the source of the outage.
UPDATE2: About noon today our phone came back on (3/28)--so if you tried to call, you can now get through (if my wife isn't on the phone :-D )