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Status Under review
Created by Stuart Mills
Created on Aug 5, 2022
Merged idea

This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit CUSTCOM-I-1179 Extended waiting time while in queue.

Increase maximum wait time for Queues from 15 minutes Merged

The reasoning behind this is that sometimes it's important to allow the customer to wait for more than 15 minutes to talk to someone. We work with banks and financial institutions where terminals and payment devices are unavailable in retail and other settings. Asking the customer to just 'try later' doesn't help when they have a queue of customers needing assistance to be able to operate as a business.

Having the option to increase wait time in the queue to any number / indefinitely allows us to correctly report on actual wait times from a customer perspective, leading to accurate operational reporting and metrics. Forcing an Abandoned call after 15 minutes is not great when if they had waited for 16 minutes, would have resulted in a potentially resolved customer issue.