My phone continued to blink for about an hour after I was able to retrieve my messages (see previous post).
More astonishing was my glee at receiving a message via the Citibank website (my credit card honchos)! I had filled out a contact form groveling that they not assess a finance charge for a late payment I was making at the time (the bill was trapped in my email inbox for too long!)
I figured there was slim to no chance of getting a reply. To my delight, I actually got a response (albeit circuitous, they send you email to let you know you have a message waiting) and they told me not to worry that they wouldn’t charge me for my tardiness.