In the telephone network, there are
various intercept recordings to inform the caller of a problem that
prevents them from completing their call - and the reason why. Also,
there are many "call progress" information sounds (such as Dial Tone,
Ringback, Reorder, etc) to inform the caller of various stages of a
call or there is an error that prevents the call from being completed.
Here are some examples of various sounds from the USA and Canada that
either have been encountered in the past, or can be encountered in the
present. There is also a page dedicated to International sounds and
recordings. And last, are some miscellaneous recordings that include
parodies and other tidbits of knowledge.
Modern Telephone Sounds
Telephone sounds that can be commonly found in the North American (US and Canadian)
Vintage Telephone Sounds
Telephone sounds that were once commonly found in US, Canadian and
British telephone networks through the 1980's. Included are sounds
of Step by Step (SxS) & Strowger, Number 1 crossbar (1XB), Number 5
crossbar (5XB), and other older telephone equipment.
Telephone Sounds & Recordings Pages (off-site)
A web site with many historical "phone trips" to various places in
the US by "Mark Bernay" and "Evan Doorbell" and others with narrated
recordings of making phone calls from and to various switching
equipment in the late 1960's to late 1970's.
This Is a Recording A website with a large number of telephone sound recordings.
Formerly "The Web Page You Have Reached." Web site operated by Jennifer