Microsoft - Tech Support Customer Service

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How do I talk to a live human at Microsoft - Tech Support?

A:Press 0 then 1 then 1 then keep pressing 0 until transferred

Does Microsoft - Tech Support offer 24 hour customer service?

A:Yes! This call center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The least busy day is Sunday, and the most busy day is Tuesday.

How long will I wait on hold?

A:The average hold time is 15 minutes. The longest hold times are on Thursday, and the shortest are on Friday. How is this calculated?

Microsoft - Tech Support Customer Phone Numbers

Windows Technical Support

Toll-free · 24 hours, 7 days · Press 0 at each prompt, then say "Agent". · Are you calling as a home user or a business user?

How do I get through the phone menu to a live person?

GetHuman researchers routinely call this Microsoft - Tech Support phone number to document the phone system.
Here is our latest tip for weaving through the phone menu to get to a real person the fastest: Press 0 then 1 then 1 then keep pressing 0 until transferred
Below are some clips we've found from Microsoft - Tech Support's phone menus and tips that help give an idea of what you will encounter when you call. We've highlighted why they are important as well:

Heard when the phone system first answers

"Hi. Thanks for calling Microsoft. Us to improve the quality of our products, services, and training, this call may be recorded or monitored, and information collected on this call may be transferred to other countries. To help me best assist you, I need to know you are calling as a home user or a business user."
Excerpt from a call with Microsoft - Tech Support
Thursday, January 4, 2024 6:47 PM

They may need the phone number on your account

"Are you calling about Microsoft three sixty five? If you need help locating the phone number associated with your subscription, let me know."
Excerpt from a call with Microsoft - Tech Support
Friday, March 1, 2024 12:00 PM

They may ask your reason for calling (instead of a menu)

"Hi. Thanks for calling Microsoft. That is my To help us to improve the quality of our products, services, and training, this call may be recorded or monitored, and information collected on this call may be transferred to other countries. To help me best assist you, I need to know if you are calling as a home user or as a business user."
Excerpt from a call with Microsoft - Tech Support
Thursday, June 13, 2024 9:22 PM

What are the hours and when should I call?

Microsoft - Tech Support operates the call center for this 877-696-7786 phone number 24 hours, 7 days. The short answer is that you should call on a Friday. This observation and the following section are based on analysis of a sample set of 5,394 calls made in the last 90 days using our free, web-based phone (see above).
An important note: busy times vs hold times vs best time to call
When we refer to busy or less busy times, we are talking about the volume of calls. The busiest times are when the most people are calling this Microsoft - Tech Support phone number (least busy times have fewer people calling). This high call volume does not necessarily mean that you will have a long hold time when you call. Companies like Microsoft - Tech Support staff their call centers differently based on the time of day and day of the week, so you may experience a shorter wait on hold at the busiest of times. When we refer to the best time to call, we are referring to the optimal combination of lower call volume and shorter wait times.

The least busy time to call

The least busy day to call Microsoft - Tech Support is Sunday. The most busy day to call is Tuesday, which averages 70% more phone calls by comparison. Again, this is based on a sample of 5,394 calls made with our AI-powered, web-based phone in the last 90 days.

The shortest wait on hold

We measured the shortest hold times to be on Friday. The longest wait in the queue on average occurs on Thursday.

The best time to call Microsoft - Tech Support

In summation, the best day to call Microsoft - Tech Support is Friday. It isn't the least busy day, but the fact that hold times are shortest combined with it being on the busy side tells us that Microsoft - Tech Support staffs up on Friday to handle the higher call volume, and that makes it the best time to call.

Calling this Microsoft - Tech Support Customer Number

Adam Goldkamp is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Dec 11, 2023

This number is a general customer support line for Microsoft. It is advertised on the company’s website as a support line for Microsoft Store Sales and Customer Support.

I called this number with questions about my Microsoft 365 subscription, specifically for information about a product key I was having trouble with. After a brief greeting, an automated voice asked me whether I was a home user or a business user. Note that this customer support number does not offer a menu for callers; instead, an automated voice prompts you to describe the reasons for your call.

After indicating that I was a home user, I was prompted to describe the specific issue I was calling about. I indicated that I was having trouble with authenticating my product key for Microsoft 365. At this point, the system informed me that its customer service advocates would not be able to assist me with that issue. Instead, I was given a web address where I could receive support online. Somewhat helpfully, the automated system even offered to text me the web address where I was being directed. 

Less helpfully, at this point in the call, there was no way to be connected to a live service representative. When I indicated I still wanted to speak with someone, the automated system repeated that advocates could not help with my inquiry, thanked me for calling and terminated the call. 

I was unsatisfied with my experience and wanted to see if there was another way to actually reach a Microsoft customer representative. When I called the number for a second time, I was immediately greeted by a pre-recorded message telling me that technical support for Microsoft 365 products was available online. The message then repeated the web address I’d been given during my initial call, and the call was again automatically terminated. 

I can only assume that Microsoft’s automated system is smart enough to realize that I was calling back from the same phone number. Rather than allow me to access the voice-activated help system for a second time, it assumed I was calling about the same issue and repeated the information I’d received during my first call.

Mileage may vary for this approach to customer service. I must admit to being impressed that Microsoft’s system worked so seamlessly. However, as a current Microsoft customer who wanted to speak with a human rather than interact with an online chatbot, I was quite disappointed. The system also seems mildly punitive — if you misstate your aim on your initial go-round with the automated system, you will essentially be locked out from calling back and trying again to speak with a representative.

Based on my call to Microsoft, I would only use this customer support number if I had an issue with a physical product I had purchased directly from the Microsoft Store. For technical support and other inquiries, I would be more likely to try — the web address I was directed to as a result of my call. 

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Below is a sample of recent calls to Microsoft - Tech Support, and their purpose. Are any of these similar to the reason you are trying to call?
Technical support for Dell computer: "I need technical support for my Dell computer."
- From a call lasting 1m 34s , Jun 20, 2024 8:15 PM
Computer security alert: "I have a security issue on my laptop."
- From a call lasting 1m 41s , Jun 20, 2024 6:48 PM
Request to contact customer care: "I need to speak with customer care."
- From a call lasting 1m 1s , Jun 20, 2024 6:16 AM
HP technical support: "I need technical support for my HP device."
- From a call lasting 1m 31s , Jun 19, 2024 6:39 PM
Speak to a human: "Can you make me speak to a human?"
- From a call lasting 1m 24s , Jun 16, 2024 9:13 PM
Reporting hacking incident: "I was hacked."
- From a call lasting 1m 41s , Jun 16, 2024 1:06 AM
Speaking with live agent: "Speak with somebody. Representative agent. Human."
- From a call lasting 2m 31s , Jun 13, 2024 9:22 PM
Forgot email: "I can't remember my email address that I used to set up the account."
- From a call lasting 2m 7s , Jun 12, 2024 6:37 AM
Computer glitching: "My computer is glitching."
- From a call lasting 1m 42s , Jun 12, 2024 2:23 AM
DLC not recognized: "It's telling me that I own Black Ops one, but it's wanting me to purchase all of the DLC packs."
- From a call lasting 7m 23s , Jun 12, 2024 1:37 AM

More Microsoft - Tech Support Customer Service Contacts

There are of course other ways to contact Microsoft - Tech Support customer service besides the phone. Below we list the best ones, by medium.

Microsoft - Tech Support Customer Service on X (formerly Twitter)

@MicrosoftHelps - Technical Support
Another Microsoft Twitter page used for both Microsoft news as well as customer support
Microsoft - Tech Support, like many companies, provides customer service on the X platform (formerly Twitter). While it rarely entails live dialogue with a customer service rep, this channel can yield rapid response times and can be a useful option if you have an X/Twitter account.

Microsoft - Tech Support Customer Help Desk / Web Support

As a last, sometimes only, resort- Microsoft - Tech Support customer service can be accessed through their website. This can entail digging through help articles before finding a form and "being allowed" to submit a problem to their team, and rarely leads to a real-time conversation, which is why GetHuman does not recommend this unless it's the only way.

Conclusion and closing notes

This is Microsoft - Tech Support's best phone number, the real-time current wait on hold and tools for skipping right through those phone lines to get right to a Microsoft - Tech Support agent. This phone number is Microsoft - Tech Support's best phone number because 198,894 customers like you used this contact information over the last 18 months and gave us feedback. Common problems addressed by the customer care unit that answers calls to 877-696-7786 include Recover Account, Refund or Suspicious Charges, Update Account Information, Technical Support, Account issues and other customer service issues. The Microsoft - Tech Support call center that you call into has employees from Phillipines, India and is open 24 hours, 7 days according to customers. In total, Microsoft - Tech Support has 2 phone numbers. It's not always clear what is the best way to talk to Microsoft - Tech Support representatives, so we started compiling this information built from suggestions from the customer community. Please keep sharing your experiences so we can continue to improve this free resource.

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