The Phone Recording Archive sports hundreds of samples of recorded voices from different phone systems around the USA, including a ton of old Bell System clips, such favorites as:
* Invalid Access code
* Not from this calling area
* All circuits are busy
* Can't process custom calling request
* Dial 1 first
* Disconnected number
* Don't dial 0
* Don't dial 1
* Please hang up and try again
* Due to heavy calling...
* Please check the instruction manual
* Call not completed as dialed
* Call did not go through
* Call not completed, please check number or call operator
* Due to telephone company facility trouble...
* Not from the phone you are using
I appeared on this week's Canadaland podcast (MP3) with Jesse Brown to talk about the promise of the internet 20 years ago, when it seemed that we were headed for an open, diverse internet with decentralized power and control, and how we ended up with an internet composed of five giant websites filled with screenshots […]
Above is the audio from a music/announcement cassette played at Kmart stores in October 1989. At Archive.org, Mark Davis writes: In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, I worked for Kmart behind the service desk and the store played specific pre-recorded cassettes issued by corporate. This was background music, or perhaps you could call it […]
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