How to Get a Live Person on the Line

January 22, 2009 – 11:23 am

If you are like me, finding a person to talk to is so much better than most automated attendants. Below please find a listing of some common 800#s and how to get to a LIVE person.

Amazon.com:  800-201-7575.  Don’t press or say anything.

American Express: 800-528-4800.  Press 0 at prompts; ignore messages.

Apple:  800-275-2273.  Press 0 at each prompt; ignore messages.

Bank of America:  877-231-9372.  This number goes directly to an operator.

Capital One:  800-548-4593. Press 0.

Citibank:  800-756-7047.  Press 0# at each prompt; ignore messages.

Dell Tech Support:  800-624-9896.  Press 3, then say “agent” at each prompt; ignore messages.

Equifax:  866-640-2273.  Press 3 at each prompt; ignore messages.

Mastercard:  800-622-7747.  Press 000 at each prompt; ignore messages.

Wachovia:  800-922-4684.  Press 00 at each prompt; ignore messages.

White House:  202-456-1414.  This number goes directly to an operator.

From:  Real Simple, Jan 2009 issue; courtesy of www.gethuman.com.  Bookmark their site for a comprehensive list of live operator short cuts.  Here are the Software companies like Microsoft and Symantec.

  1. 3 Responses to “How to Get a Live Person on the Line”

  2. Hey man, thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooomuch for this web site. I have been trying to get a hold of Equifax for 4 days now!!!!!!!

    By Dan on Feb 10, 2009

  3. This is way cool information. My wife who does the bills, will be happy to have the info on American Express and Mastercard!

    By Lee Tigner on Feb 19, 2009

  4. Somehow Equifax purged a person with really bad credit… 15 charge-offs to my account. I am in the process of acquiring a home loan and I couldn’t get through even to report the error or potential fraud. I spent the better part of the day trying and then I searched the web and found your posting. I am on hold right now. GOT THEM RIGHT NOW YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By erika on Feb 13, 2010

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