Thanks to several people’s handy suggestion and the Magic of Skype (free calls to 800/888 numbers! woot!) I’ve managed to waive my late fee.

If not for Skype, it probably wouldn’t have been worth it, between getting an international calling card, finding a pay phone (my cell plan doesn’t allow international calls), blahblahblah, it would have been a huge hassle. YAY SKYPE.