The Operator’s Voice “If You’d Like To Make A Call…”

June 21, 2016 in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment

Have you ever had anything bug you because you just didn’t know what the answer was?  I do it all the time.  I’ll come up with an interesting question and it will bother me until I know the answer.

But, I normally can find my answers pretty quick.  IMDB.com can answer questions like who was in what movie and what else they might have been in as well.  I have those questions all the time.

Wikipedia tries to keep itself accurate and then of course, you always have Google.  Google just about anything and you’ll get your answer.  You just have to know what is a credible site.  Not all information on the internet is accurate.  But, it is the quickest way to research.

The thing is for the longest time, I have had this burning question and I can’t find an answer anywhere.  Years ago, there was a lady’s voice on the landline phones who would tell you when you didn’t dial right.  “If you’d like to make a call, please hang up and try again…”

Her voice is still used for those calls, but now they have different voices broadcasting different messages.  Cell phones have hundreds of messages for whether a phone is out of the area or whether it has been disconnected.  They are computerized voices that might have been created at first with a human voice. But, that’s not what’s driving me crazy.

I want to know who was the lady who recorded her voice to give you, “If you’d like to make a call, please hang up and try again?”

I know there had to have been a lady somewhere. Who was she? She has one of them most famous voices in the world.

Her Name Was Jane Barbe


She was known as the “Time Lady” because of her many telephone recordings. She made thousands of recordings and was heard by about 300 million people a week. She died of cancer on July 18, 2003 at the age of 74.

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