Monday, August 5, 2019

Spy Tip: How to Break Out of Automated Phone Trees

Tired of Talking to a Voice Robot?
Want to Talk with a Human?
Skip the cue.
  1. Dial O, or try multiple zeros.
  2. You can add the # key or the * key before and after a 0.
  3. Dial multiples of other numbers 1111, 2222, 3333, 4444, etc.
  4. Being silent sometimes works (believe it or not some people still have rotary phones).
  5. Speak non-sensible phrases to confuse computer.
  6. Try speaking and repeating "Operator" or "Customer Service".
  7. If there is a company directory, press just one letter and then try to connect to that person and then may transfer you or give you an inside phone number.
  8. Make sure once you get a human, ask for the direct line to call.
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