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23rd May '16 11:31:26 PM WillDraco
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** Even the one American government phone number that ''should'' connect you with a human being ''instantly and 100% of the time,'' namely 9-1-1, will route you to an automated hold message in places with understaffed call centers, as shown [[https://youtu.be/A-XlyB_QQYs?t=9m57s here]] on ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver.''
14th Mar '16 6:20:35 PM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* World Wide Weather has its own "Automated Response System" in ''Pajama Sam 2: Thunder and Lightning aren't so Frightening''. Granted, the phone itself talks. Humorously, the Complaints department is actually complaining, and the operator can't understand a word you're saying!

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* World Wide Weather has its own "Automated Response System" in ''Pajama Sam ''VideoGame/PajamaSam 2: Thunder and Lightning aren't so Aren't So Frightening''. Granted, the phone itself talks. Humorously, the Complaints department is actually complaining, and the operator can't understand a word you're saying!
8th Mar '16 10:35:44 AM SimpsonsFan24
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--->'''Voice:''' Hello, and welcome to the Springfield Police Department Resc-u-Fone?. If you know the name of the felony being committed, press 1. To choose from a list of felonies, press 2. If you are being murdered or calling from a rotary phone, please stay on the line.\\

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--->'''Voice:''' Hello, and welcome to the Springfield Police Department Resc-u-Fone?.Rescue Phone. If you know the name of the felony being committed, press 1. To choose from a list of felonies, press 2. If you are being murdered or calling from a rotary phone, please stay on the line.\\
26th Jan '16 10:55:21 AM ZimFan89
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* ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'': In the episode "Mommy Dearest", when Dean Munsch tries to call 911 to report an attack by the Red Devil, she gets a recently implemented one of these, much to her annoyance. Though to be fair, an earlier episode had proved that even when the cops had an actual operator, [[TheOperatorsMustBeCrazy they weren't all]] [[PoliceAreUseless that useful either]].
29th Nov '15 4:42:47 PM eroock
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* Twice in ''Film/BurnAfterReading'' does Linda have some trouble with the computer voice on the phone that doesn't want to understand her instructions.

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* Twice in ''Film/BurnAfterReading'' does Linda have some trouble with the computer voice on the phone that doesn't want to understand not understanding her instructions.
29th Nov '15 4:34:06 PM eroock
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* Twice in ''Film/BurnAfterReading'' does Linda have some trouble with the computer voice on the phone that doesn't want to understand her instructions.
24th Nov '15 12:21:33 PM TheCuza
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-361 SCP-361]], a device used for divining using animal organs. If a fresh sheep's liver is placed on the device, it gives increasingly complex instructions, shutting down for twenty-four hours if one is not completed. It also speaks in a language and tone tailored to the user, so to a speaker of modern English it sounds like a phone tree. ("Welcome to [=HarusCo=]! Your sacrifice is very important to us! For Tinia the Thunderer, please perform a horizontal incision on the offering. For Aita of the Underworld, please perform a vertical incision. For Maris, lightly cover your offering with the ash of a dead warrior related to you by blood.")
** However, when a sentient SCP from Ancient Rome, where 361 appears to have been made, uses it the voice sounds more like what you would expect from such an artifact. ("Son of Romulus, speak the words thy father taught you, and your watcher will speak, his words carried by our spirit.")

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-361 SCP-361]], a device used for divining using animal organs. If a fresh sheep's liver is placed on the device, it gives increasingly complex instructions, shutting down for twenty-four hours if one is not completed. It also speaks in a language and tone tailored to the user, so to a speaker of modern English it sounds like a phone tree. tree ("Welcome to [=HarusCo=]! Your sacrifice is very important to us! For Tinia the Thunderer, please perform a horizontal incision on the offering. For Aita of the Underworld, please perform a vertical incision. For Maris, lightly cover your offering with the ash of a dead warrior related to you by blood.")
** However, when
"). When they had SCP-1510 (the cursed spirit of a sentient SCP Roman soldier who is trapped in his old helmet and possesses the wearer) use the device because he is from Ancient Rome, where 361 appears to have been made, uses it the voice sounds more same general area and time period, the instructions were in Latin, and sounded like what you would might expect from such an artifact. a device ("Son of Romulus, speak the words thy father taught you, and your watcher will speak, his words carried by our spirit.")").
7th Nov '15 10:47:17 PM nombretomado
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* Bank of America's phone network gives a nod to RedVsBlue and asks those who would like to discuss their mortgages to [[TruthInTelevision press eleven]].

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* Bank of America's phone network gives a nod to RedVsBlue ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' and asks those who would like to discuss their mortgages to [[TruthInTelevision press eleven]].
6th Nov '15 8:14:32 PM nombretomado
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** In the episode "Bart of Darkness," a ''RearWindow'' parody, Bart thinks Ned Flanders killed his wife and sees Ned arrive while Lisa is investigating. Bart tries calling the police...

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** In the episode "Bart of Darkness," a ''RearWindow'' parody, RearWindowHomage, Bart thinks Ned Flanders killed his wife and sees Ned arrive while Lisa is investigating. Bart tries calling the police...
12th Oct '15 8:02:43 PM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'': "If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, or require a Spanish version of this message, feel free to take a complimentary piece of stationary, and write us a letter."

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'': "If you have questions or concerns regarding this policy, or require a Spanish version of this message, feel free to take a complimentary piece of stationary, and write us a letter."
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