These tips can help you bypass the automated answering systems when calling customer service.
It’s not rude to interrupt the computer, so feel free to talk over the voice.
Sometimes saying what you want can get you just that. Try “get human” and if that doesn’t work, get angry. Some systems can detect the agitation in the voice and prioritize those callers whose blood is boiling.
Stay vewy vewy quiet and it may think you have a rotary phone.
These numbers are often better staffed (and less busy) than the normal line.
These lines are often not as busy either so you have less competition.
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