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How To Get In Touch With An Actual Person (1800 Number Hacks)

December 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

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This has been making it’s way around the interwebs for some time, but it’s something I use constantly, both at work and at home. So, here you go. Happy Championship Saturday.

How much time have you wasted in 800 number purgatory? What if you could get in touch with a real, actual person with the click of a button, and avoid all those minutes of “press 3 for customer service” menu hell.

Some saint by the name of Paul English has put together the GetHuman 500 Database. It is exactly what you’d hope it would be: an exhaustive database of 800 numbers for everything from credit card companies to airlines to government agencies.

Want to get right to a person at Dell so you can yell at someone about your lemon of a new computer? Try this: ‘Press 3; say “agent” at each additional prompt, ignoring messages.’

Yes, it’s that awesome.

PS: How much fun would it be if Henry Kissinger had a second career as a voice-recorder for 800 number menu systems?

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  • http://MSN Jack Watkins

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