See wht posting on BB forums does.....success- it is fixed.
This was my fifth yes 5 battery pulls and restarts but it seems to be working now. I kept pulling the battery while waiting for replies...
That is the oddest thing. It was very inconvenient also when I was trying to call home while in traffic and my wife kept picking up and could not hear me. Good news was the BB e-mail worked fine and I e-mailed her of the problem.
Thanks all for the input- I hope this problem was resolved for good. The only thing I did today was change ringtones- maybe that did it.
Thanks again all,