If your phone is out of service or you need a line installed, the wait can be interminable. Not to mention the difficulty of calling the telephone company without a phone. What if there was an emergency?
Check out gethuman.com’s database of secret numbers and codes to quickly get a human on many company’s customer service lines. It’s an evolution of the original-flavored Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Cheat Sheet we posted about, but with lots more companies and info.