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Local Exchange Companies

(Bell System Logo)

These recordings are left over from the days of the Bell System.

  • Invalid Access code (WAV)
  • Not from this calling area (WAV)
  • All circuits are busy (WAV)
  • Can't process custom calling request (WAV)
  • Dial 1 first (WAV)
  • Disconnected number (WAV)
  • Don't dial 0 (WAV)
  • Don't dial 1 (WAV)
  • Please hang up and try again (WAV)
  • Due to heavy calling... (WAV)
  • Please check the instruction manual (WAV)
  • Call not completed as dialed (WAV)
  • Call did not go through (WAV)
  • Call not completed, please check number or call operator (WAV)
  • Due to telephone company facility trouble... (WAV)
  • Not from the phone you are using (WAV)
(US West Logo)

These recordings feature a man from US West.

  • Deposit 25¢ (WAV)
  • 911 is not a working number (WAV)
  • Please call an attendant to help you (WAV)
  • Long distance code required (WAV)
  • Dial 1 first (WAV)
  • Don't dial 0 (WAV)
  • Don't dial 1 (WAV)
  • Please check the instruction manual (WAV)
  • Access code not needed (WAV)
  • Not from the phone you are using (WAV)
Newer recordings used by US West
  • This local call has changed to 10 digits (WAV)
  • The area code has changed to 541 (WAV)
  • 5 digit access codes have changed (WAV)
  • Anonymous Call Rejection (WAV)
  • To activate phone service at this location (WAV)
  • Remember, you must now dial the area code (WAV)
  • The number was blocked (WAV)
  • Number is busy, special ringing will... (WAV)
  • You have canceled your request (WAV)
  • Party is on the phone, they will call back (WAV)
  • Long distance access code required (WAV)
  • This call requires a coin deposit (WAV)
  • Don't dial 1 or 0 (WAV)
  • Party is on the phone, please hold (WAV)
  • Number can't be reached (WAV)
  • The party isn't receiving calls (WAV)
  • Access code not needed (WAV)
  • Call can't be completed as dialed (WAV)
  • Number can't be reached now (WAV)
  • The last call can't be traced (WAV)
  • The number was free, but is busy again (WAV)
  • Your service has been restricted (WAV)
  • Selective Call Forwarding (WAV)
  • The last call was traced (WAV)
Other US West
  • Remember, you must now dial the area code... (WAV)
  • Please hang up and try again (WAV)
  • Due to network difficulties... (WAV)
  • This call will be forwarded over private facilities (WAV)
(GTE Logo)

GTE Northwest

  • Deposit 25¢ (WAV)
  • 911 is not a working number (WAV)
  • Dial 1 or 0 and the area code first (WAV)
  • Don't dial 1 or 0 or the area code (WAV)
  • Someone on your line is calling you (WAV)
  • You have called a party on your line (WAV)
  • The code is not active (WAV)
  • Your line is temporarily disconnected (WAV)
  • I'm sorry, you have waited too long to dial (WAV)
GTE National
  • 911 is not a working number (WAV)
  • You have been called by a party on your line (WAV)
  • You have called a party on your line (WAV)
  • All circuits are busy (WAV)
  • Long distance code required (WAV)
  • The call you have made requires a coin deposit (WAV)
  • Can not process your custom calling request (WAV)
  • Disconnected number (WAV) <
  • Don't dial 1 (WAV)
  • Please hang up and try again (WAV)
  • Due to heavy calling... (WAV)
  • All long distance circuits are busy (WAV)
  • Long distance company can't complete call (WAV)
  • Long distance company can't complete call at this time (WAV)
  • Long distance company can't complete this type of call (WAV)
  • Long distance company no longer provides service (WAV)
  • Your call can't be completed (WAV)
  • Your call did not go through (WAV)
  • Due to telephone company facility trouble... (WAV)
Modern GTE recordings
  • Your call request has been activated (WAV)
  • Your call request has been canceled (WAV)
  • Please dial the number directly (WAV)
  • The party isn't accepting calls (WAV)
  • Number could not be traced (WAV)
  • The number is now busy (WAV)
  • Tracing service is busy (WAV)
Different modern GTE recordings
  • 5 digit access codes have changed (WAV)
  • Anonymous Call Rejection (WAV)
Other GTE recordings
  • Welcome to GTE express dial tone (WAV)
  • Number was traced (WAV)
(Verizon)

Verizon (formerly GTE) recordings

  • Number was successfully traced (WAV)
  • Number could not be traced (WAV)
  • Welcome to Verizon Express Dial Tone (WAV)
  • Welcome to Verizon Express Dial Tone (longer version)(WAV)
  • "Welcome to Verizon" long distance bong tone (WAV)
Verizon's Expanded Announcement System
  • Number cannot be reached from your calling area (WAV)
  • You have called a party on your own line... (WAV)
  • You have been called by a party on your own line... (WAV)
  • All circuits are busy now (WAV)
  • The call you have made requires a coin deposit (WAV)
  • We cannot process your custom calling request (WAV)
  • You must first dial a 1 or 0 and the area code (WAV)
  • Disconnected Phone Number (WAV)
  • Do not dial a 1 or 0 or the area code first (WAV)
  • All of your long distance company's circuits are busy (WAV)
  • A long distance company code is required (WAV)
  • Your long distance company cannot complete your call (WAV)
  • Your call can not be completed, please check the instruction manual (WAV)
  • Your call can not be completed (WAV)
  • The phone you are calling from is not in service (WAV)
  • Your call did not go through (WAV)
  • Your line has been temporarily disconnected (WAV)
  • The time allotted for you to dial has been exceeded (WAV)
Canadian Phone Companies

(Bell Canada)

  • The line you are trying to reach is for outgoing calls only.
    On ne peut recevoir de communications au numéro composé. (WAV)
    (Bilingual recording: English/Français)
  • ...obtenir de votre région le numéro composé.
    The number dialed cannot be reached from your area.
    (Bilingual recording: Français/English)

(Telus)

  • Your call can not be completed as dialed. (WAV)
  • The number you have called can not be completed as dialed. (New for 2003) (WAV)
Long Distance Companies

(AT&T)

  • AT&T long distance bong tone (WAV)
Competitive Local Exchange Companies

(GST)

  • Disconnected Number (WAV)
Wireless Phone Companies

(Airtouch)

  • Disconnected Number (WAV)
  • No Answer (WAV)
    (AT&T)
    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    • Customer Unavailable (WAV)
    • Call can not be processed (WAV)
    (Cellular One)
    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    • Customer Unavailable (WAV)
    (Cingular)
    • The wireless customer is not available (WAV)
    • The number you dialed is not a working number (WAV)
    • The number you dialed is temporarily not in service (WAV)
    • The person is not accepting calls at this time (WAV)
    (Inland Cellular)
    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    • Customer Unavailable (WAV)
    (Nextel)
    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    (Pacific Bell Wireless)
    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    (Sprint PCS)
    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    (T-Mobile)
    • At the subscriber's request, this phone does not receive incoming calls (WAV)
    • The subscriber you have dialed is not in service (WAV)
    (US Cellular)
    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    • No Answer (WAV)
    (Verizon Wireless)
    • All circuits are busy (WAV)
    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    • Call can not be completed as dialed (WAV)
    • You dialed a number that can't be completed with your personalized service plan (WAV)
    • You are being routed to Roam Plus service (WAV)

    Bell Canada Bilingual Recordings: Français/English

    (Bell Canada)

    • Le numéro composé n'est pas en service.
      The number dialed is not in service. (WAV)
    • Faites le 1 ou le 0 ainsi que l'indicatif régional avant le numéro...
      Please dial 1 or 0 as well as the area code for the number you are calling. (WAV)
    • Bell peut vous aviser si la ligne se libére dans les treinte prochaines minutes... (French only) (WAV)
    • Bell Canada, votre phone service interurbain...
      Your long distance company is Bell Canada... (WAV)
    (NorthwesTel)
    • Disconnected Number (in Inktitut) (WAV)

    Local Exchange Companies

    (Ameritech Logo)

    • 5 digit access codes have changed (WAV)
    • 911 is not available in this area (WAV)
    • Demonstration of the ANAC number (WAV)
    • Your repeat dialing requests have been canceled (WAV)
    • All circuits are busy (WAV)
    • Long distance code required (WAV)
    • Your call can not be completed (WAV)
    • Can not process your custom calling request (WAV)
    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    • Please hang up and try again (WAV)
    • Long distance company is having problems (WAV)
    • You must first dial 0 or 1 and the area code (WAV)
    • You must dial 1 or 0 first (WAV)
    • Please use area code 765 (WAV)
    • Don't dial 0 (WAV)
    • Don't dial 1 (WAV)
    • Access code not needed (WAV)
    • Not from this calling area (WAV)
    • Your call did not go through (WAV)
    • The area code or number is not valid (male voice) (WAV)
    • The area code or number is not valid (female voice) (WAV)
    • When dialing a call outside your area code... (WAV)
    • The number is busy, if it becomes free... (WAV)
    • The service is not available on this line (WAV)
    • Not from the phone you are using (WAV)
    (ccrtc logo)

    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    (Sprint logo)

    • Disconnected Number (recording 1) (WAV) <
    • Disconnected Number (recording 2) (WAV)
    (TDS Telecom logo)

    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    • The Message Center (WAV)
    • Remote Access Service (WAV)
    Competitive Local Exchange Companies

    (Intermedia logo)

    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    (TCG logo)

    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    (Time Warner logo)

    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    • Call can not be completed as dialed (WAV) (MP3)
    • Call can not be completed, please call attendant (WAV)
    • Call can not be completed, please check manual (WAV)
    • Invalid long distance access code (WAV)
    • The number is temporarily disconnected (WAV)
    • All circuits are busy now (WAV)
    • Long distance call can not be completed (WAV)
    • Call did not go through (WAV)
    • Can not process your custom calling request (WAV)
    • Network Congestion (WAV)
    • Network Difficulties (WAV)
    • You must first dial 0 or 1 (WAV)
    • Don't dial 1 (WAV)
    • Don't dial 0 (WAV)
    • You must first dial 1 (WAV)
    • Not from this calling area (WAV)
    • Long distance access code required (WAV)
    • You must first dial 1 or 0 and area code (WAV)
    • If you'd like to make a call... (WAV)
    • Your service has been restricted (WAV)
    • You must first dial 1 and area code (WAV)
    • Please stay on the line for the next available circuit (WAV)
    • Test number for 10 digit dialing (WAV)
    • You have canceled your request (WAV)
    • Call can not be traced (WAV)
    • Number was idle, but became busy again (WAV)
    • Call trace will not activate at this time (WAV)
    • Party isn't receiving calls (WAV)
    • Private number (WAV)
    • Blocking Verification (WAV)
    • The number is busy, a special ringing... (WAV)
    • Number can not be reached at this time (WAV)
    • Number can not be reached (WAV)
    • You have canceled your request (WAV)
    • Not necessary to dial the area code (WAV)
    • Must first dial 0 and area code (WAV)
    • Call was traced (WAV)
    • You have reached Time warner in Indianapolis, IN (WAV)
    • Your service has been temporarily suspended (WAV)
    • Network congestion outside Time Warner (WAV)
    • Thank you for choosing Time Warner for long distance (WAV)
    • Your call can't be completed at the request of AT&T (WAV)
    Wireless Phone Companies

    (Ameritech)

    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    (Cellular One)

    • Disconnected Number (WAV)
    • Customer Unavailable (WAV)
    • Temporary Disconnection (WAV)
    • Call Can Not Be Completed (WAV)
    (GTE)

    • Customer Unavailable (WAV)
    • Call Can Not Be Completed (WAV)
    • Not a Working Number (WAV)
    (Nextel)

    • Disconnected Number (WAV) (Omnipoint)

      • Disconnected Number (WAV)
      • Customer Unavailable (WAV)
      (Sprint PCS)

      • Invalid Number or Code (WAV)
      • Customer Unavailable (WAV)
      • Disconnected Number (WAV)
      Long distance company recordings

      (AT&T)

      • All Circuits are busy (WAV)
      • Call can not be completed as dialed (WAV)
      • Call did not go through (WAV)

      (MCI Worldcom)

      • Call can not be completed as dialed (WAV)

      Pacific Bell Wireless

      (Pacific Bell image)

      • The carrier is not available (WAV)
      • Call did not through (WAV)
      • Call can not be completed as dialed (WAV)
      • No international calls (WAV)
      • You must retrieve your messages from your own PCS phone (WAV)

      AT&T Wireless

      (AT&T)

      • We're sorry your call can not be completed as dialed (WAV)
      • Your service does not allow calling to the number dialed (WAV)
      • For assistance, you need to contact your service provider directly (WAV)
      T-Mobile

      (T-Mobile)

      • Your call can not be completed as dialed (WAV)
      • The subscriber you have dialed is unavailable... (WAV)
      • The number you have dialed is not in service (WAV)
      • We're sorry, all circuits are busy now (WAV)
      • The subscriber you have dialed is not in service (WAV)
      • At the subscriber's request, this phone does not accept incoming calls (WAV)
      • The phone you are using does not allow outgoing calls (WAV)
      • Your service agreement does not allow calling the number dialed (WAV)
      • Your call can not be completed to the carrier you have selected (WAV)
      • The service you are attempting to use has been restricted (WAV)
      Sprint PCS

      (Spint PCS)

      • The feature code you've entered is not valid (WAV)
      • The person you have called is unavilable right now (WAV)
      • The PCS telephone number you dialed is temporarily not in service (WAV)
      • Your account is not authorized to make calls to this phone number (WAV)
      • Your account could not be validated... (WAV)
      • The number or code you dialed is incorrect (WAV)
      • To place this call, you will first need to dial an area code (WAV)
      • All circuits to voice mail are currently busy (WAV)
      • We are unable to complete your call at this time (WAV)
      • Sorry, your phone is not yet activated (WAV)
      • El número or código que Usted marcó es incorrecto
        The number or code you dialed is incorrect (WAV) (Bilingual recording: Español/English)