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I have a problem getting through to my friend so i am at present on hold to telecom, so far it has been 20 minutes 43 seconds....

Whats the longest you have been kept on hold and who by!

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Sky - 53 mins.

 

Adrian Flux - 1hr 15.

 

And top of the pops today -

 

BBC - 1hr 45.

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I have a problem getting through to my friend so i am at present on hold to telecom, so far it has been 20 minutes 43 seconds....

Whats the longest you have been kept on hold and who by!

 

I tend to start doing a few little odd jobs when trying to get through to Sky. You can't get that time back again so use it wisely :P

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Trying to cancel an AOL subscription, but alas I never timed it.

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being put on hold for longer than 2 minutes is arse. The company you are calling should take ownership and realise it may take some time to deal with you and offer you a call back or a direct contact line.

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I had to phone my bank and got diverted to the UK office.

 

I was on hold for 59 minutes 18 seconds. I know that because I have the Skype recording. If I ever catch insomnia I might try playing it back.

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I remember years ago trying to contact an insurance company once.

 

Lionel Richie's "Hello" was looped to play throughout the queueing time - well over 35 minutes.

 

So I wrote a complete set of lyrics to go with the never-ending melody. I remember the chorus started something like Hello, is there anybody there?

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40 mins with Sky, then I found the non premium number and got answered very rapdily!

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if you phone sky to upgrade your package you will be answered almost immediately, if you want to downgrade about 1hr they admitted to me on the phone it was a simple business strategy.

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if you phone sky to upgrade your package you will be answered almost immediately, if you want to downgrade about 1hr they admitted to me on the phone it was a simple business strategy.

 

I had a similar thing with MBNA. They alerted me to a possible fraud on my card, but I couldn't get though to anyone at all - even their "24 hour" line had a message saying the office was closed. So I chose the "increase your limit" option and got through to them straight away. Seems they're only interested if you trying to get into more debt.

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If I'm not obliged to contact a specific company and am just ringing up to make an enquiry and its not answered within a short time, I normally lose interest and chose the next on the list.

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as sausages says chose the option which can mean a sale for them as from being involved in setting up lines in many call centres it is the same operator but each option has a priority level, sales being the highest cnacellation the lowest, also first look on saynoto0870.com they have a list of non premium lines i.e. begining with 01 hence if you have a wimanx account or the mt free call account it costs you nothing

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also first look on saynoto0870.com they have a list of non premium lines i.e. begining with 01 hence if you have a wimanx account or the mt free call account it costs you nothing

Including FLYBE.

 

FlyBE 0870/0871 01392 366669 Head Office switchboard Fax: 01392 266650

 

Other numbers on website

FlyBE 0871 700 0123 01392 268500 Reservations (01392 670800 ringback) Also: 01392 268520

FlyBE 0906 999 9999 01392 268518 Internet Support desk also 01392 268515

FlyBE 0906 209 0003 01392 268519 Internet Support desk Also 01392 268515

FlyBE 0871 522 6100 01392 268529 Reservations - Booking & Ticket changes Also: 01392 268522 was 0871 7000535

FlyBE 0906 112 7960 01392 268528 General Info available on ANY Reservations line (but may be busy !) see other Res' numbers

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Trying to organise a sat link from Saudi to the UK. Saudi telecoms kept us on hold for 3 hours.

 

Nothing like a blazing hot room, broken equipment, no sign of a cup of tea and a guy who only knows 2 words in English "Hold please" to make your day full of sunshine.

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