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How to Get a Human on the Phone Anywhere

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All too often, it can be challenging to get a human on the phone when requesting help with banking, real estate, insurance, or technical support.  There are secret phone numbers and codes which can help you to contact a live person at most of your favorite companies and utility providers.

How to Contact a Live Person:


  • ATT ( Phone Repair Only ) - 866-577-7726
  • ATT ( Sales, Deals, Packages ) - 888-858-0822
  • Bank of America - 800-781-5393
    No good for California or BofA Northwest.
  • Comcast / Xfinity - 800-266-2278
    Press 0 several times. Long wait time, online chat support is faster.
  • Dell - 800-624-9896
    When prompted. say "Tech Support," "I don't know it" (x2), "Yes," and "Personal."
  • Facebook ( General Assistance ) - 650-543-4800
  • Google - 650-253-0000
    Press 5, Press 3, then Press 0.
  • Hewlett Packard (HP) - 800-752-0900
  • IRS (Internal Revenue Service) - 800-829-0582
    Press 1 for English, the Extension 352.
  • Optimum Online - 800-868-9840
    Press 1, then Press 0 until you receive a human.
  • United Airlines - 800-864-8331
    Press 0, Press 0 again, Say Yes for Domestic or No for International.
  • Verizon Wireless - 800-922-0204
    Press 4, then 0 until you receive a human (roughly 5 times).

For many other useful phone numbers, check out: https://gethuman.com/