Let's say your new computer isn't working properly, so you call the company to get quick answers, only to get lost in a web of computerized customer service.
Now there's a cheat sheet on how to beat the recording and to get to a human.
A new website called GetHuman.com cracks the code on dozens of the most frequently dialed customer service numbers in the country, so you can get to a person instead of a robot.
The most common shortcut is to repeatedly press zero.
By hitting zero over and over again, you'll confuse the computer and likely get to a real person.
Many times you can simply say representative, agent or operator. For FedEx, say 'representative' at each prompt, ignoring the messages.
For Wal-Mart, press 1-4-3-3.
When calling Bell South, press star-zero at each prompt and for Northwest Airlines, press three at each prompt.