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How To Change the Hold Music on the Company Phone System

Changing the hold music piped into your company phone is a prank some callers will appreciate—depending on what you replace it with.


  • Step 1: Access the radio Access the radio that feeds the company telephones. It is located next to the PBX box that controls the radio.
  • Step 2: Change the station Change the station to something controversial, like a shock jock, an evangelical preacher, rap music, or a heavy-metal station.
  • TIP: If you want to keep your job, don’t pick anything too offensive.
  • Step 3: Enjoy the fallout Enjoy the brouhaha that ensues after one of the company executives hears from a disgruntled client.
  • FACT: A group called Pipedown International persuaded London’s Gatwick Airport to stop playing piped 'elevator music' after their survey revealed that more people dislike it than like it.

You Will Need

  • A set of cojones
  • Access to the radio that feeds the company telephones

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