New Thing We Love: LucyPhone Means No More Hold Music!

How many times have you rolled your eyes at the phrase, "Your call is important to us"? (Yeah, freaking right! If it were so important, I'd be talking to a real person by now!) Well, roll no longer — a new, free online service called LucyPhone will connect you with the company you need to talk to and actually wait on hold for you, calling you back as soon as that elusive real person finally decides to grace you with his presence.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Sadly, Lucy can't navigate those never-ending phone menus for you (I'm not listening carefully because options may have changed, by the way — I'm listening because there are too many dang options in the first place). But just imagine the great stuff you could get done by reclaiming all that hold time. According to the company, the average person spends 60 hours per year waiting on hold — that's basically long enough to master the violin! Reorganize your closet! Hey, at the very least, you'll avoid getting the Muzak version of "Total Eclipse of the Heart" in your head.

Tormund and Brienne on Game of Thrones
Culture
Share
Gwendoline Christie Breaks Her Silence About That Flirting on 'Game of Thrones'
Culture
Share
Watch This Tap Dancing Group's Flawless Tribute to Prince
Finding Dory
Culture
Share
Get Excited: Disney Movies Are Coming to Netflix
GIF
Culture
Share
Hero Woman Gets Back at Cheating Ex by Spoiling 'Game of Thrones' Every Monday Morning
Culture
Share
Meet This Year's (Totally Badass) Top Female Surfer
Game of Thrones Hodor
Culture
Share
The 'Game of Thrones' Cast Is Weighing In on Last Night's Heart-Wrenching Moment
Culture
Share
Your Monthly App Roundup: We Test All the New Ones So You Don't Have To
GIF
Culture
Share
Equal-Opportunity Ogling: 'Game of Thrones' Finally Showed Its First Penis
Culture
Share
The First 'Beauty and the Beast' Trailer Is Here, and It's Straight-Up Haunting
Culture
Share
What Really Happened to Hodor at the End of 'Game of Thrones'