Fast Customer is a really fascinating concept and company that I can get behind. Their goal is to be the middle-man between you and [at the time of this post] about 1000 popular companies with customer service phone numbers. The idea is brilliant really because they offer a service that takes care of something that nobody loves doing — that is, waiting on the phone for a customer service representative.

You can try the service now for free — I just did — and it works flawlessly. You enter your phone number and select the company you want to get in touch with, and Fast Customer takes care of the rest. They will call you once somebody is on the other side and connect you without any more effort on your part. For companies with known long wait times, this is a God-send!