Brooks, WI - Number Not In Service (January 2007)
An example of an AIS recording from Brooks, WI (Marquette-Adams
Telephone Cooperative). Who in their right mind chose this woman as
their AIS voice should be fired - the voice is very irritating!
Island, NY - Not In Service
A couple of examples from Fishers Island, NY (Fishers Island
Telephone Co - area code 631, 788 prefix). Their AIS system produces
recordings preceded by MF tones. The first recording is an AIS
announcement, the second one is a standard recording that plays while
MF tones are still playing. (note: This AIS system is no longer in
Vegas, NV - Number Changed to 000-0000?? (August 1999)
An AIS recording from Las Vegas, NV. Someone forgot to put in the
number that calls should be forwarded to. But instead, its all
Grove, IA - Number Not In Service (November 2005)
An AIS recording from Linn Grove, IA. This is an AIS example of Pat
Fleet, who has performed a number of telco recordings over the
years. This was recorded just before the cut-over from a
traditional-style Vidar switch to a CopperCom softswitch. (note: This AIS system is no longer in
NY- Number changed to an International Number (November
An AIS recording from Manhattan, NY informing callers that the
number has been changed to an international number in France.
MN - Not In Service (August 1999)
An AIS recording from Melrose, Minnesota. The AIS system used here
is known as the Cognitronics Automated Intercept System. Note that
this recording is
preceded with MF tones.
WI - AIS recording with TTY tones (February 2001)
An AIS recording from Milwaukee, WI (Ameritech/SBC). A number of
modern centralized intercept local telco recordings have TTY tones
for the hearing impaired using TTY machines. But this one is unique
as it makes custom TTY tones based upon the actual phone number.
Here is an example of how a changed number recording sounds with TTY
tones added at the beginning AND at the end with vocal in the
WI - AIS (being checked for trouble) (January
Similar to the above, but this one says "being checked for trouble".
Also has TTY tones, as do most modern recordings in Wisconsin.
Source: Joe Molter
Mukwonago, WI -
Number Not In Service (January
AIS example from Mukwonago, WI (CenturyTel). Voice is of Pat Fleet.
Source: Joe Molter
MN - Number Disconnected (December 2005)
An AIS recording from Wawina, MN (Northern Telephone Company of
Minnesota). Notice the 2600 Hz supervision
"chirp" at the end (normally recordings do not incur
billing, but this one does). Featuring Allison
Smith, a voice artist who voices a number of Interactive Voice
Response (IVR) systems worldwide.
MN - Number Disconnected (Ask your mother to help you!)
An update to the above recording. This one is similar to the
centralized intercept recordings that were used in the late 1990s.
Again, featuring the voice of Allison