I am a man on a mission. A mission to be cheap.
I am a man on a mission. A mission to be cheap. You know what really fries my potatoes? When you try to contact a big business that should have a huge 1-800 number in blazing text all over their website, but you can’t, because they, like me, are cheap, and try to hide that number so that cheap people like me can’t call them for hours at a time on their dime and make them employ hundreds of tech support jockies to cater to my every whim. Yeah. That pretty much fries my potatoes.
And then the double whammy comes in when the only tech support number I can find is a long-distance one, and cheap as I am, I don’t have long-distance on my lad line, I use my cell phone for that, so that means that if I want to talk to a real person instead of waiting for an automated email response, I have to brave hours of waiting and burning through my cell phone minutes like I’m at a redneck bonfire, hoping that someone will pick up the line and resolve my problem before I have to hang up and wait until next month to call again. I can not afford to waste all those minutes. I am just too cheap. Do you ever feel like that? That’s why we’re friends, isn’t it. We understand each other.
That’s why below we’ve posted a list of wonderful, secret 800 numbers you might be interested in. You know, just on the off-chance that you have an issue you want to resolve, and you don’t want to have to pay while you wait to resolve it.
I like using my money and minutes for other things. You know, like talking to people I want to talk to. Not businesses that I have to talk to. You know, like businesses that unlawfully take away my domain name so the site is down the entire weekend. That’s why Monday’s show was a no-go. Thank you, AITdomains.com. Their 800 number was easy to find. Courteous customer service wasn’t.
But I digress. Free is free, and if you have any secret 800 numbers that you want us to post, put them down in the comments. And if an 800 number ever says to hang up and dial a different number to talk to exciting, new people, it’s probably not the company you were trying to reach. And dialing that number will likely cost you $3.99 a minute. And no phone call is worth that.
So you’re going to tell me my real future? Seriously? Can you tell me how to be outrageously successful and make all my dreams come true? Wait, how much a minute? No way! My dreams aren’t worth that.
Transcribed by: Erin S.
800-201-7575 (Toll free, US and Canada)
877-586-3230 (Canada only)
877-251-0696 (Seller Support)
866-348-2492 (Rebate Status)
866-785-2636 (yahoo! Publisher Network Support)
Not really secret but …
American Airlines; 1-800-433-7300
British Airways; 1-800-247-9297
Continental Airlines; 1-800-525-0280
Delta Airlines; 1-800-221-1212
JetBlue Airways; 1-800-538-2583
Midwest Airlines; 1-800-452-2022
Southwest Airlines; 1-800-435-9792
United Airlines; 1-800-241-6522
US Airways; 1-800-428-4322
Virgin Atlantic; 1-800-862-8621
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