Automated Phone Menus

"Listen carefully as menu options may have changed."

For each phone number below, the corresponding sequence will take you directly into the queue to talk to a (real) person.
Organization   Phone Number   Sequence  

California Franchise Tax Board 1-800-852-5711 Press [ random sequence of 0's and 9's ]
Comments: system offers option 6, the "how to talk to a customer service representative" option which points you right back at their web site!
IRS 1-800-829-1040 Press 2, Press [ random sequence of 0's and 9's ]
Comments: upon success, you should hear "this is not a valid entry" followed by some awful classical music as you wait in the queue.
USPS 1-800-ASK-USPS Press [ random sequence of 0's and 9's ], Press 2
Comments: received an obligatory "have a nice day" from the "customer service representative" in a "f#$#! off and die" tone on call completion.
Other Automated Phone Menus Pages

Find-A-Human -- IVR Phone System Shortcuts (USA): categories include banks, cell, credit, insurance, pc, retail, shipping, telco, travel, tv, and utilities.

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