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Bypass Automated Phone Systems - Talk to a Real Person

Automated phone systems are fine when you have a routine customer service inquiry, but sometimes you just want to talk to a real person. Good look getting through to someone though.

Next time, take a peek at the Find-A-Human -- IVR Cheat Sheet (USA) before you dial. This handy guide offers instructions for bypassing automated phone systems for over one hundred businesses. It even includes hard-to-find phone numbers for online businesses such as eBay and Amazon. Nice.

Source: PC World, October 2005

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Update 12/19/05: Link had become outdated so I corrected it.