AT&T General Information & Error
Telephone Sounds & Recordings

 

The following are examples of general information & error recordings that you may find while using the AT&T long distance network. Also included are CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) recordings

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AT&T 4ESS Long Distance General Information & Error Recordings

These are primarily recordings from AT&T Number 4 Electronic Switching System (#4ESS) tandems throughout the United States.

Call Cannot Be Completed - Hurricane

Call Cannot Be Completed - Earthquake

Call Cannot Be Completed - Flood

Call Cannot Be Completed - Mudslide

Call Cannot Be Completed - Severe Weather

Call Cannot Be Completed - Tornado

Toll Free Number Disconnected

Call Did Not Go Through

All Circuits Busy In Location You Are Calling

Telephone Company Facility Trouble

Local Telephone Company Trouble

Emergency In Area You Are Calling

No Answer Disconnect

Not A Valid Code

Number Not Available From Your Calling Area

International Call Cannot Be Completed

Cannot Be Completed (Male Voice) (October 2003)
Male voice (probably locally recorded) from the Baton Rouge, LA tandem (012-T).

New Style AT&T General Information & Error Recordings

New Style AT&T General Information & Error Recordings. These appear to be used on tandems in the AT&T "Long Lines" network that are not 4ESS tandems.

Call Cannot Be Completed (October 2003)
This is a generic "Call Cannot Be Completed As Dialed) recording from a 5ESS tandem. This example is from Richmond, VA that uses a 5ESS as a terminating tandem within the network. Notice the recording is in the format of NPA, a number (usually "8" or "9") and the letter "L". In this case: 804-9L.

AT&T CLEC Recordings

Recordings from AT&T CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Company) systems

AT&T CLEC - Number Not In Service (September 1999, March 2002)
AT&T is now a CLEC in many locations nationwide. These are examples of "call cannot be completed as dialed" when attempting to dial an AT&T CLEC number.

Misc. AT&T Recordings

Miscellaneous AT&T recordings not shown above

Unable To Return Call to Pre-Paid Card Customer (October 2003)
Prior to Caller ID (actually Automatic Number Identification) being sent through the pre-paid calling platforms - when someone received a call from someone who uses an AT&T pre-paid calling card (Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, etc.), their caller ID box shows a valid phone number ending in "9978". If you try to return a call to this number, you get the above recording. Surprisingly, the call does "supervise" (causes a toll billing).

 


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