Recently I had someone call my mobile phone asking whether I wanted to change phone providers. I asked them if they could hold the line – then I put my phone down and went back to work.
It took over eight minutes before they hung up on me.
Next time someone phone-spams you try to beat that record, please post a comment on this blog entry if you can beat eight minutes and twenty seconds of dead-air.
The call might have lasted longer if I had periodically picked up the phone and said “I’m almost ready“. It’s something I may test in the future.