Recordings for voicemail, queues, or auto-attendants

About These Recordings

At the bottom of this article, there is a link to download an archive which contains the following recordings. All are free for personal and commercial use. Full copyright information is at the end of this article.


  • busy-signal.wav: Standard North American busy signal.
  • reorder-tone.wav: Also known as a “fast busy”

General Messages:

  • pls-wait-connect-call.wav: Please wait while I connect your call
  • pls-hold-while-try.wav: Please hold while I try to locate the person you are calling.
  • one-moment-please.wav: One moment, please.
  • privacy-unident.wav: The party you are trying to reach does not accept unidentified calls.
  • discon-or-out-of-service.wav: The number you have dialed has been disconnected or is no longer in service. Please check the number, and try your call again.
  • ss-noservice.wav: The number you have dialed is not in service. Please check the number and try again.
  • tt-allbusy.wav: All representatives of the household are currently assisting other telemarketers. Please hold and your call will be answered in the order it was received.

Call Queues:

  • busy-pls-hold.wav: All our lines are currently busy. Please hold and someone will be with you shortly.
  • all-reps-busy.wav: All of our representatives are currently busy.
  • pls-lv-msg-will-contact.wav: Please leave a message after the tone and a representative will contact you as soon as possible.
  • pls-stay-on-line.wav: Please stay on the line and your call will be answered by the next available representative.
  • queue-periodic-announce.wav: All of our represenatives are currently busy. Please stay on the line and your call will be answered by the next available representative.

About the Recordings (and Copyright notices):

From Asterisk:

With the exception of the recordings listed below, these recordings are from the Asterisk software package by Digium Inc. The recordings are licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0, which means they can be freely used, distributed, and modified for any purpose, including commercial purposes, provided appropriate credit is given along with a link to the license terms.

The full archive is available here (look for the newest version of asterisk-core-sounds-en-wav-current.tar.gz and asterisk-extra-sounds-en-wav-current.tar.gz).

From Wikimedia:

The Busy Signal recording is listed as Public Domain. Details available at

The Reorder Tone recording is listed as “the copyright holder of this file has irrevocably released all rights to it.” Details available at

These files were converted from Ogg Vorbis format to WAV format by VoicePulse.