It's a frustration experienced by most people when they've made phone calls to large companies.
An unfamiliar voice answers the phone in a call centre hundreds of miles away where cheap labour is commonplace.
But in a reversal of fortunes it now appears that large Indian companies are actually now themselves outsourcing - to U.S. shores.
Large corporations that have boomed in India amid the country's nimble economy have been drawn to the U.S. where unemployment has soared.
Struggling residents desperate for work are paid between $12 and $14 a hour to be stationed in tiny cubicles for long shifts of telesales work.
Once the employees are established, many are offered the chance to be flown to India themselves - the same tactic Western countries have done in India.
Experts said that the phenomenon, which could become more widespread in the coming years, is partly due to Indian workers demanding higher wages and higher living standards.
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