Upload a Custom Voicemail Greeting for iPhone

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    iPhoneAlley details a technique to trick the iPhone into using any custom audio file as your voicemail greeting.

    At present, you have to record your greeting by recording directly into the iPhone microphone -- the results of which are average, of course.

    Besides creating an audio file in the right format (Adaptive Multi-Rate), you also need to trick the iPhone to upload your new greeting to the AT&T servers:
    Of course, this option is only available for those brave enough to hack their iPhone.

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    sounds interesting enough
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    oh no...more calling people and having to listen to some stupid song they choose, everyone's annoying custom ringtones are bad enough
     
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    Oh god.....this could get out of hand.
     
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    I'm gonna use this trick to get Carl Kasell's voice on my home answering machine.
     
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    heh, back in college I hacked into our dorm PBX to add a higher-quality version of my chosen outgoing message. (I was an assistant sysadmin that included adminning the PBX, so it wasn't a big deal to hack in that way.) I had a clip of No Doubt's "Spiderwebs" (the part that goes "Sorry I'm not home right now I'm walking into spiderwebs So leave a message And I'll call you back", specifically.)
     
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    I think I will pass on this one. I don't really need or want a song as my greeting. I really wish there was an option to simply record my name. I always think my greeting sounds dumb and the regular AT&T one is annoying and too long.
     
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    This makes me wonder. Can the headphone jack be used as an audio in? The iPhone headphones have the mic, so I assume its possible. Has someone done this already?
     
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    You can record a custom greeting on the iPhone, Just tap greeting when you are in voicemail and then tap on custom and it will start recording.
     
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    i love wait wait dont tell me!
     
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    You don't have to use a song. You can record anything in garagband for instance and upload it.

    iPhone's mic must really stink if people are willing to put a higher quality recording up for people with phones (8-bit) to listen to. It's gonna sound terrible no matter what.
     
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    I know that. I was saying that I wish there was an option where all I had to do was record my name, not an entire greeting. Awhile back AT&T had an automated message that would just make you record you name and it would enter the name into the automated message. That way it said you weren't available instead of reading the phone number in the message.
     
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    Maybe it's not just the quality, but degree of sophistication. Maybe somebody wants to go into the studio, lay down a little funky bass line opener, fire up the drum machine, run their voice through some reverb or flange. I wouldn't do it, but I could see how it might be amusing.
     
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    There is, but you can't do it through the iPhone interface. Call yourself and go log into your voicemail. Once in, you'll be back to the old familiar voicemail routine before your iPhone. Select option 4 (Personal Options) > 3 (Greetings) > 3 (Recorded Name)

    Once your name is recorded, if you're using the standard greeting it will say your name instead of the phone number.
     
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    My one friend, who's a very mellow person, has a freaking ringback tone that's about 5 notches too loud and it distorts everytime you call him... it's some emo song too. Creative freedom should be enforced.
     
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    My ex-girlfriend used the same clip for her cell phone...except she's not that smart so she recorded it playing off her stereo with her phone. Blegh. Sounded terrible.
     
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    LOL
     
  18. macrumors 6502

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    Makes me think of Seinfeld:
    Believe it or not,
    George isn't at home.
    Please leave a message at the beep.

    Haha.

    -Steve
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