[Freeswitch-users] Freeswitch-users Digest, Vol 31, Issue 44

Michael Jerris mike at jerris.com
Fri Jan 9 09:22:02 PST 2009

Can you get a recording of calling your voicemail and post it online  
somewhere, I am sure there are some on the list who could tweak to fix  


On Jan 9, 2009, at 8:59 AM, Adam Wilt wrote:

> Thanks for the replies. I wrote a script in SpiderMonkey to place a  
> call, and upon connct turn on vmd, play a "press 1" prompt to see if  
> there is a human, and then play some more prompts. If a voicemail  
> beep is heard it starts playing a different prompt.  I tested this  
> with almost 300 phone numbers, but I suspect a disproportionate  
> number of these are cell phones. Among the calls not answered by a  
> human (nobody pressed 1), about 60% of the calls failed to recognize  
> a beep. My cell phone is T-Mobile, and it doesn't detect the beep  
> for it.
> On 1/8/09, Adam Wilt <wiltingtree at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi, I have two issues I'd appreciate some help with.
> >
> > A) I'm testing VMD and I'm getting a success rate of well under  
> 50%. I know
> > part of the reason is that some of the voicemail beeps it's  
> encountering are
> > very short in length (I've noticed this for T-Mobile and Sprint  
> voicemails,
> > and there may be others too), and it can't detect them.  So my  
> question is
> > about the notes in the vmd section of the wiki which states, "The  
> industry
> > standard is 80% detection. This module if used properly should  
> exceeds the
> > standard by a very wide margin".  I'm curious about whether I'm  
> using it
> > properly, and what I can do to make it work better.  Thanks for  
> the help.
> >
> > B) When I place an outbound call and immediately play a prompt  
> when the call
> > is answered, the prompt sounds garbled to the person answering the  
> phone. If
> > I sleep for a second before playing the prompt, it sounds fine.   
> Any idea of
> > what would cause this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Adam
> >
> Adam,
>  Can I ask how you are "testing" vmd?  Where?  How?

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