Website offers stress-free call centre experience

Please Press 1 promise to take some of the pain out of calling call centres by giving consumers quick routes through the oft-interminable menu systems used by some of our biggest retailers, utility companies and government departments.

The new website is the brainchild of ex-IT manager Nigel Clarke, who claims to have made 12,000 calls in order to complete his project. He claims by using his site, Britons could save 1 billion minutes of time on the phone - which could be better used eating chips or fannying about on Twitter.

As an example, to ask Sainsbury's for a travel brochure,

Ring: 0844 8110 811

Press: 3-1-4-1-1-1

By not having to listen to all the messages and option, you'll save 187 seconds.

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