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The Find-A-Human database on QuickBase.com lists the secret touch-tone combinations that will immediately expel you from automated-phone-menu hell and onto the phone with an actual human being. Verified annoyance-avoidance is included for 87 companies so far, and the list is growing. No longer will you need to repeatedly strike yourself in the forehead with the handset when you hear the Interactive Voice Response utter “Please listen carefully, as our menu options have changed.”

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