mini ippbx telephone system part 6

English UK Voice Prompts

As the Incredible PBX telephone system is built on the foundation of Asterisk which by default comes with English US voice prompts, you will have to carry out some direct system level modifications. Asterisk is an extremely versatile communications tool kit with modular components & is the foundations of many telephone systems around the world hence it has been made very possible to swap the default local language & dialect by using voice prompt files from one of the  many free online resource sites.

In order to do so you will need to once again use a terminal window to log directly into the system. In our example we will use the free voice prompt files made available from the following website where you will also find a donate button should wish to make a small contribution to help keep this free resource available for all to use.

Once you have opened your terminal windows & accessed the system via ssh or putty you will need to carry out the following commands one line at a time.

  • cd /var/lib/asterisk/sounds
  • mkdir en_UK
  • cd en_UK
  • wget
  • wget
  • wget
  • wget
  • tar -xvf Asterisk-UKEnglish-AdditionalSounds-HashVer-v1.2-gsm.tar.gz
  • tar -xvf Asterisk-UKEnglish-AdditionalSounds-v1.2-gsm.tar.gz
  • tar -xvf Asterisk-UKEnglish-BaseSounds-HashVer-v1.2-gsm.tar.gz
  • tar -xvf Asterisk-UKEnglish-BaseSounds-v1.2-gsm.tar.gz
  • chown asterisk:asterisk *

Once this has been successfully completed

go to GUI webadmin
settings > Asterisk SIP Settings > Chan SIP - Language
enter the directory name en_UK

Click on Submit

Click on Apply Config (at the top of the page)

Your system should now be actively running with English UK voice prompts. 

If you are in the Greater Manchester area and need some help setting up your Pi telephone system then contact Peter at Burytec Telephone Engineer Manchester service.


Submitted byBrian Steer (not verified) on Thu, 03/08/2017 - 11:06


Has anyone connected an FXO box or a Pi compatible card to a Pi that you are aware of?

I was rashly considering breaking my teeth on a Pi phone system, so I could receive incoming calls on a telephone line, either answer them with a Dect Phone, or a mobile phone diverting out by VoIP, or record them as a voicemail, and either e-mail them to a mobile or PC, or simply listen to them when it was convenient.

Your instructions for a VoIP Pi system , appears to a newby as something I could deal with. I have been using mainframes and PCs for 50 years. So I'm not unfazed, although Linux is a new area I am not at all familiar with as yet, but I am starting to get to know it.

I was just wondering where to start, and an FXO Pi project would be a good start I thought, then go for Asterisk.

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