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If Dante was writing about the circles of hell these days, there's a decent chance he'd include a level featuring souls stuck eternally on hold, waiting just to ask one stupid question of a customer service rep but never connecting to a real, live human being. 

Readers of his hellacious tome would probably shudder in painful recognition. But there's good news: If you're hoping to get off that endless, awful hold, a TikTok user has a hack for bypassing the endless robotic loops.

The TikTokker says pressing zero and then the pound key three times in succession gets her through to a human in less than 2 minutes about 90% of the time. 

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She does say the hack only works for large-company call centers, but hey, aren't those the ones putting you on hold for hours anyway? In any case, it's worth a shot to possibly escape hold-line hell, right?

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