Direct line to a warm body

Get Human is a website that helps you get through to a real person when you are stuck in an automated phone tree and can’t find a way out. For Fortune 500 and many other companies, they tell you the phone number to call or the words to say to get a human  (agent, representative, etc). One important feature is that the site also has a notification if the number they had listed is no longer working  ( when the companies push back).  Finally, they offer instructions on how to get a call back, and when email is a better choice.

Something this simple has saved my sanity many times. I’ve used it for several years, and rely on it. It’s wonderful.

-- Judy Baxter 08/15/12

(Note: We first reviewed Get Human in 2007, and it has only improved since then. --OH — editors)

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