Welcome to This Is a Recording!


ON SUBMITTING SOUNDS


Submitting sounds is encouraged and always appreciated. This site would not be possible without the many people who have contributed directly or indirectly.

However long ago, I "audited" the site to separate the wheat from the chaff. As a result, not all the sounds were readded and similar sounds will not be added to This Is a Recording if submitted. Below are some guidelines for submitting sounds. You can submit any sound you like. However, if they do not follow the guidelines they may not be added to the site. If you are unsure whether or not a recording follows the guidelines, you can submit it and I will review it.

1. No rando linemen recordings. I know, these are cool because they are rare and unique. However, they just don't fit into the site because I'm trying to use 'official' recordings.
2. No CLEC recordings. I can't archive everything. lol.
3. No recordings with no corresponding telephone number. I need the number to verify or rerecord, if necessary.
4. Please check if the recording already exists and please do not submit duplicates.


Caveats:
These are the exceptions to the rules above. These would be added to the site.
1. Recordings with a common voice (i.e. Pat Fleet, "Anna")
2. Branded recordings (i.e. Recordings that name the phone company. For example, if it is a rando lineman and during the recording he says Ameritech.)
3. ANACs. There are a lot of ANACs on CLECs. Many of them with that snotty, nasally voice. If you know what system that is, let me know.
4. Duplicates of poor quality recordings.
5. Anything that's really interesting, funny, unique. If it's something special, please allow me to review it.


Please submit sounds here. Thank you in advance. I will add it as soon as I can. Your patience is appreciated as this can be a slow process.

Thank you again to those of you who already have because you helped to make this site possible.

ON USING SOUNDS


You are free to use these sounds in your music, videos, podcast, website, whatever. HOWEVER, when applicable, a link to this site to credit as is courtesy would be appreciated. "Want to see a website with (mostly) meticulously organized obsessive amount of phone recordings?" is a hard sell and the site could use any help it could get.

CORRECTIONS NEEDED


If you see any errors, please Please PLEASE leave a comment on that blog post (or email but I prefer the comment because it makes it a lot easier for me) so I can correct it. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Including reclassification of a sound, requesting a rerecording (which may or may not be possible), suggestions for groupings of sounds, whatever. If you have an idea on how to make this site better, please let me know

Goodbye ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

Please deposit ... more. Thank you ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

Please deposit ... Thank you ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

Please deposit ... for the next ... or your call will be disconnected. Thank you ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

[25 cents] please. You have [5 cents] credit. Please deposit [20 cents] more for the next [3 minutes] or your call will be disconnected. Thank you ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

The subscriber you are calling is currently busy. Please call again later ᵗᵉˡᵉ²

Submitted by PumaMitStrass

tele2  RussiaRussia

Please dial the number for voice activated dialing and then dial your PIN ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

ThisIsARecording.com ᵖᵃᵗ ᶠˡᵉᵉᵗ

Thanks to Dylan at NPSTN a private VoIP telephone network for phreaks and telephone collectors very similar to C*NET, the official Collectors' Telephone Network, but it places a larger emphasis on the soundscape in an effort to fully recreate (as best as possible) the sound and feel of the analog telephone network.
Pat FleetPat Fleet

Thank you ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

As per customer's request, telephone service on this line has been suspended. For information, please contact your service representative ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

As per customer's request, the number you are calling is suspended ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

Reorder tone

Your 900 and 976 services have been blocked. To activate these service, please contact the telephone company business office ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

Thank you. You have ... credit toward overtime ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

To order your telephone service, please call the resident service center during normal business hours. This is a recording ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. The long distance company you have selected in unable to complete your call at this time. Please contact your long distance company for assistance ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

Your call is being forwarded ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

The feature is now activated ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

The feature is now deactivated ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. You must first dial a 0 or 1 and the area code when dialing this number. Will you please hang up and try your call again? ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. Your call can not be completed as dialed. Dial 0 then the area code and telephone number ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

Please deposit ... for the first... Thank you ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. Your call can not be completed as dialed. Please dial the area code and the telephone number ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. You have dialed a number which has calling restrictions and can not be reached from the telephone you are using ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

The party you are trying to reach is finishing another call and knows you are calling. They ask that you stay on the line and your call will be answered shortly ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. It is not necessary to dial the area code on long distance calls. Please dial a 1 or 0 first then the number ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

The number is... The number is... The number is... ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

The special information tones in the original recording and were not added
Annaanna

You have reached a test position. Please hold ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. The service or option requested is not available. Please check your instruction manual or call the business office for assistance ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. Due to work stoppage, the operator is not available at this time to handle your call. Please try your call again later ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. Additional speed calling numbers can not be entered at this time. Will you try again later please ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. The telephone you are calling from is not in service at this time ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

Due to network difficulties, your call can not be completed at this time. Please try your call again later ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. Due to heavy calling we can not complete your call at this time. Will you please hang up and try your call later. If your call is urgent, please try again now ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. Due to heavy calling the operator will be delayed in helping you. If your call is urgent, stay on the line and an operator will answer as soon as possible ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. Due to heavy calling we can not complete your call at this time. Will you please hang up and try your call again later? ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry You must first dial a 1 or 0 plus the area code when dialing this number. Will you please hang up and try your call again? ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. It is not necessary to dial a 1 when calling this number. Will you please hang up and try your call again? ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. Your call can not be completed as dialed. Long distance calls require a 0 or 1 plus the area code and telephone number. Please hang up and try your call again ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. It is not necessary to dial a 0 when calling this number. Will you please hang up and try your call again? ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

To complete the call, you must hang up before the end of this announcement and go off hook when the telephone stops ringing ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. Your call can not be completed as dialed. Please check your instruction manual or call repair service for assistance ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. All channels are busy now. Please try your call again later ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

Your call has been queued. Please stay off hook and your call will be completed as soon as the facility becomes available ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

Your call has been queued. Please hang up within 5 seconds to activate the feature. The call will be completed as soon as the facility becomes available ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. The personal identification number you have entered is not correct. Will you please hang up, check the number and try your call again? ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

We're sorry. Your call can not be completed as dialed. The number you have dialed has been changed, disconnected or is no longer in service. Please check the number and dial again or call information for assistance ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

A message is waiting for you ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna

The long distance company you have dialed is experiencing a temporary service problem Please try your call again later ᵃⁿⁿᵃ

Annaanna