reply to attiscrazy
Re: [Availability] AT&T won't provide local phone to my AT&T NID This might be a case of an abandoned interface due to AT&T wanting to only hook up U-verse clients and not the old traditional phone service.
If it were me I'd be contacting what ever is the equivalent of your Public Service Commission and see what they have to say.
My second choice would be to call either the local newspaper or any local TV station that has an investigative reporter. Most of them have an investigative reporter who, with luck, will take up your cause.
One thing I've learned over the years is that companies usually respond to negative publicity even when they ignore everything else.