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February 13, 2006 2:09 PM   Subscribe

Wanna talk to a person? Gethuman.com lists cheat codes for hundreds of customer service numbers. Sweet.
posted by MrMoonPie (15 comments total)

 
mathowie, give MMP a raise!
posted by rob511 at 2:16 PM on February 13, 2006


previously.
posted by ab3 at 2:17 PM on February 13, 2006


When you find: gethumanandspeaksenglishasanativelanguage.com, let me know...
posted by HuronBob at 2:19 PM on February 13, 2006


it helps to google for "turboing" if you want to find more sites like this
posted by mathowie at 2:24 PM on February 13, 2006


... Turboing? That intrigued me so much I went reading.. you can too!
posted by cavalier at 2:32 PM on February 13, 2006


So how do I get back to talking to sexu sexy robots?
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:39 PM on February 13, 2006


So how do I get back to talking to sexu sexy robots?

To get back to talking to sexy sexy robots, Press 1.
posted by ori at 2:42 PM on February 13, 2006


But one hand is holding the phone and the other is occupied!
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:50 PM on February 13, 2006


and here
posted by chococat at 3:12 PM on February 13, 2006



posted by sonofsamiam at 3:15 PM on February 13, 2006


Excellent resource!
posted by arcticwoman at 3:16 PM on February 13, 2006


I just had a new thing---CompUSA--i was on hold for a person, finally spoke with them, they weren't helpful at all, and when i asked to speak to a manager they said they can only connect me to a manager's voicemail. I said that's not acceptable and they said there's nothing they can do. I said, please let me speak to someone else, and they said there is no one else. It was the very worst and unhelpful customer service experience i've had in quite a while--and needless to say, i won't be shopping there ever again.
posted by amberglow at 3:18 PM on February 13, 2006


i just used it to call dell twice. you basically just spastically push 0 until you hear a human. if feeling especially evil, continue pressing 0.
posted by reflection at 3:39 PM on February 13, 2006


When you find: gethumanandspeaksenglishasanativelanguage.com, let me know... - HuronBob

I have a friend that works in a call centre for a major American wireless provider, and she constantly gets accused of being Chinese. She's not. She's Canadian and English is her first (and only) language, but people freak out at her about how it's terrible how they send those jobs overseas blahablahblah. She hates that.

If you're talking to someone you assume doesn't speak english as their first language, at least don't be a dick about it, because it's not their damn fault and they're just trying to do their job like everyone else.
posted by raedyn at 5:51 PM on February 13, 2006


I wish they had a listing for Royal Bank in Canada. None of the usual 0, *, # or combinations thereof worked. Even if you call a local branch you get forwarded to a national call centre that makes you enter your account number before you can do anything, including get a human. I guess they don't want new customers very badly.
posted by raedyn at 5:59 PM on February 13, 2006


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