In these dreams I'm always trying to make an important call, but can't because something goes wrong. Either I can't remember the number, the phone doesn't work, or something's wrong with the connection. But, in spite of the difficulty, I keep trying to make my call, becoming increasingly frustrated in the process.
In one of my recent phone dreams there wasn't a "send" button on my cell phone. In another the top half of the cell phone kept separating from the bottom half.
The other night I had a dream that involved driving a canoe down the street. I was having a hard time keeping the canoe balanced. I needed to call BB and tell her about my difficulty. So I pulled the canoe over and tried to call her on my cell phone. I kept dialing BB's number but the call wouldn't go through. I was stranded in an area where my phone's signal couldn't be picked up.
I took this photo of a broken phone in Royal Oak. It's just the kind of phone I'd encounter in one of these dreams. I think it's funny that even though the phone is obviously broken, someone has hung it up.