Miscellaneous Centralized Intercept
Telephone Recordings

 

The following are examples of centralized intercept telephone recordings. Centralized intercept typically are "generic" one-size-fits-all recordings that do not inform you of the number you dialed, just that there was a problem in completing the call and a reason why. 

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Generic Nortel DMS-100 Recordings

Examples of generic general error & information recordings from Nortel DMS-100 switches. These are used when the local telephone company (or even a competitive local exchange carrier) chooses to use the default recordings instead of using their own.

Call Cannot Be Completed As Dialed (Style 1 - English generic) (August 2006)
This came from a CLEC in Stafford, Virginia. Notice that this is probably the Nortel factory default for the English only language recording - as the trailer code is just a series of ones with two sets of  SIT tones.

Call Cannot Be Completed As Dialed (Style 1 - English/French) (2003)
This came from attempting to call a number in Ontario Canada. Notice that this has both English and French recordings. Even the trailer codes are in both languages.

Call Cannot Be Completed As Dialed (Style 2) (1999)
This is a typical "call cannot be completed" recording from inbound call to a DMS-100 switch. I've heard this when dialing various local telephone companies as well as CLECs.

Please Hang Up & Try Again (November 2005)
This is a typical "off hook" recording from a DMS-100 switch. Sometimes after the recording it goes to an "off hook" alert signal, other times its reorder (as in this case). This example is from the North Pittsburgh Telephone Company.

Other Centralized Intercept

Other centralized intecept recordings of note.

Brooks, WI - Not In Service (December 2006)
Who decided to use this woman's voice should be fired - the voice is very irritating!
Source: Joe Molter

Chancellor, VA - All Circuits Busy (2003)

Chancellor, VA - If You'd Like To Make A Call (2003)

Chancellor, VA - Call Cannot Be Completed As Dialed (2003)

Chancellor, VA - Call Did Not Go Through (2003)

Chancellor, VA - Outgoing Calls Only (2003)

Chancellor, VA - Dial "1" and Area Code (2003)

Chancellor, VA - Call Not Completed - Heavy Call Volume (2003)

Chancellor, VA - Call Restricted From This Line (December 2003)

Fishers Island, NY - Not In Service (w/TTY tones) (November 2005)

Fredericksburg, VA - Call Trace has been activated (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - Feature can't work because it is outside service area (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - If you would like to make a call #1 (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - If you would like to make a call #2 (April 2004)

Fredericksburg, VA - Your call did not go through (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - You must dial a one first (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - You must dial a zero first (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - Call not completed as dialed (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - You must make a coin deposit (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - It is not necessary to dial a one (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - Cannot Be Completed - Check Manual (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - Call not completed due to facility trouble (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - Cannot process custom calling request (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - Call cannot be completed from phone you're using (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - LD company code must start with 950 (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - Call cannot be completed with access code (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - Call not completed with access code dialed (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - Call not completed due to network difficulties (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - Dial 1 first (includes TTY tones) (1998)

Fredericksburg, VA - Call not completed - see attendant (1998)

Milwaukee, WI (West Allis) -  1 Not Needed (December 2006)
Source: Joe Molter

Milwaukee, WI (West Allis) -  Area Code or Number Not Valid (December 2006)
Source: Joe Molter

Milwaukee, WI (West Allis) -  Call Back (Party Line) (December 2006)
Source: Joe Molter

Milwaukee, WI (West Allis) -  Call Not Completed As Dialed (December 2006)
Source: Joe Molter

Milwaukee, WI (West Allis) -  Check The Number (December 2006)
Source: Joe Molter

Milwaukee, WI (West Allis) -  Dial 1 or 0 (December 2006)
Source: Joe Molter

Milwaukee, WI (West Allis) -  Did Not Go Through (December 2006)
Source: Joe Molter

Milwaukee, WI (West Allis) -  Off Hook (December 2006)
Source: Joe Molter

Milwaukee, WI (West Allis) -  Service Not Available (December 2006)
Source: Joe Molter

Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands - Not In Service (April 1998)
Recording from Northern Marianas Islands (Area Code 670). Notice the 2400/2600 Hz chirp at the beginning. If this were a call that "Suped" (answer supervision) you would hear two chirps. Also notice the background hiss (analog satellite transmission?)


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