Asterisk VoIP News

Friday, February 10, 2006

Asterisk VoIP gets South African Accent

True Voice Communications and Connection Telecom have jointly released a South African package of over 340 free prompts for the open source Asterisk platform. The free prompts, recorded in a neutral South African English female voice, can be used to replace the usual Canadian accented prompts.

"Customers can now replace the standard North American-English pack with one more suited to their customers," says Connection Telecom CEO Rob Lith. "Research and our own experience have taught us that consumers want to deal with the familiar. This is also is a step toward legitimising South Africa as a business destination that should be taken seriously," says Lith.

"Although the previous voice of Asterisk, Allison Smith, will continue to have very dear place in all Asterisk techie hearts, we believe its time to adopt a more local flavour," says Lith.

The package also offers pre-recorded IVR prompts, which can be customised using the same voice talent as in the packages.

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