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Vintage Phone Sound Gallery

Welcome to Elmer’s Gallery of Vintage Telephone Sounds! There are literally hundreds of samples for you to enjoy and download. You can preview the galleries from this page, but click on the large titles for the detailed gallery where all tracks are listed individually.

Note: If you click on the title within the audio player, it will open another window with that track on my SoundCloud site, (which may or may not be what you expected). You can play or download the track from SoundCloud, or just close that window to return here.

Ringback and Busy Signals (49 tracks)

Sometimes, Operators Say the Darndest Things (34 tracks)

Machine Intercept Recordings (46 tracks)

Vacant Code Recordings (12 tracks)

Kitty Carlisle’s “No Such Number” and Other Funny Tones (14 tracks)