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Getting around those annoying telephone key sequences

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posted on Nov, 30 2005 @ 07:03 AM
We've all been there - we've dialed a telephone number for customer service for a credit card, or a utility bill, or whatever. But instead of reaching a human being, we are connected to an automated message, or an automated service ("Your current balance is blah blah blah ). We are asked to enter account information at each frustrating step of the way. Finally, if we are patient, we are connected to a human being. Sometimes not.

Recently, I saw a list of telephone sequences for individual companies that will allow you to bypass the annoying sequnces and be contacted directly to a customer rep. I thought I saw that list on ATS, but I can't find it now.

Does anyone know of such a list of sequences? I am trying to contact a human being at one company, by dialing the number they list as "Customer Service".


posted on Dec, 1 2005 @ 04:46 PM
I saw the same list, but I think the powers that be (BIG BUSINESS AND THE GOVERNMENT) shut the list down.

You can however call this number and get the key sequence sent to you via email.


When the computer answers hit #3

When the computer asks...enter your zip or city code

When the computer asks for your name key stroke your last name alpha char

When the computer asks...well I guess this sort of defeats the purpose..


- One Man Short ®

posted on Dec, 1 2005 @ 05:47 PM
Here you go jsobecky

The IVR Cheat Sheetâ„¢ by Paul English

Just remember to leave a message after the beep

posted on Dec, 2 2005 @ 07:02 PM
I find pressing the 0(zero) key gets me an operator fast in many many ccases.

posted on Dec, 4 2005 @ 05:43 PM
Thanks, y'all.

I'll give some of these a try.

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