Why Do You Always Have to Press Two for Spanish?


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The option to press two for Spanish exists because Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language across the United States of America. This alternative option makes it easier for the population of Spanish speakers living in the United States to access operators, customer service and other systems of communication.

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With 37.6 million people over the age of 5 speaking Spanish in the United States, as of 2011, the language reigns as the most commonly spoken non-English language in the country. Chinese follows Spanish with only 2.8 million U.S. speakers, while the Indic and French languages come next with 2.2 and 2.1 million speakers.

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