Unable 2 Answer (c. 1970's) feat. NYTel Owen Murphy Lady

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Send your unanswered calls back to the 1970's! The standard New York Telephone Owen Murphy voice, accompanied by vintage electromechanincal telephone sounds, asks your callers to try again later. A special operator then gives instructions for leaving a message.
Added: 6/28/07
From: Elmer
Listens: 52187
Tags: new vintage operator electromechanincal york panel crossbar pulse telephone s mf revertive

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Comments On This Greeting ( 8 )
Comment Icon At 8/21/09, 4:19 PM, *Anonymous* said...
Nice! I like the vintage feel that continues on after asking you to hold...and finally the if you MUST leave a message at the end :)
Comment Icon At 1/8/10, 3:43 PM, tigerwings said...
sounds like an order step switch
Comment Icon At 2/9/11, 2:30 PM, Elmer said...
The Castanet-like clicking is actually revertive pulsing. That's an old type of signaling that was used to transmit a called phone number to another exchange. This is completely different from the pulsing of a rotary dial telephone or Step-by-Step exchange.
Comment Icon At 2/9/11, 2:31 PM, Elmer said...
The musical sounds are multifrequency pulsing. It's also completely different from the tones made by touch-tone telephones. Revertive pulsing is often associated with Panel exchanges, but in this case, the pulsing is into a Crossbar exchange.
Comment Icon At 2/9/11, 2:32 PM, Elmer said...
Step-by-Step exchanges could receive neither multifrequency nor revertive pulsing. But in some cities, the ringing signals of Step offices would often sound the same as Panel and Crossbar central offices.
Comment Icon At 11/25/12, 11:43 AM, CutieGayMan1978 said...
this is when they had the party lines
Comment Icon At 6/12/13, 12:30 PM, StevetotheH said...
Hey Elmer, no one gives a sh1t!
Comment Icon At 8/1/21, 2:04 AM, *Anonymous* said...
I think it's cool, especially because it's something that's no longer available for the average person to just listen to when it was the only thing available at this particular time it was state of the art technology. Thanks for sharing Elmer, there will come a day when the cell phones we use along with the sounds they make when we're making a call will be replaced with something else that might have us thinking how we ever used something that took ao much time & became so outdated.

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