Yes, Virginia, There's a Call Center for That

Algebra to reservations, help is a phone call (likely to India) away
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 29, 2007 3:14 PM CST
The New York City based personal organization service "Ask Sunday" lets middle-class Americans outsource menial tasks to an Indian call center.   (©
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(Newser) – Outsourcing isn't just for tech support anymore—foreign call centers will now take care of arranging the minutiae of your day-to-day life, from hotel reservations to algebra help for the kids. New York-based Ask Sunday, with its service center in India, is just one such purveyor, Der Spiegel reports, for a mere $29 a month.

Meanwhile, online tutoring is booming as well. "The United States has the best universities in the world. It's just school education that doesn't make the grade," says an Indian businessman whose company provides online help for American kids. And don't forget the Chinese gamers will happily make money for your "World of Warcraft" character at 30 cents an hour.