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FreeSWITCH comes with a number of English sound files. Some of these are stand-alone sound prompts while others are used in mod_conference, mod_voicemail, and mod_say_en. All English sounds are listed in the FreeSWITCH source directory (src/docs/phrase/phrase_en.xml).

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There are a number of sound file packages available. Not all are hosted by FreeSWITCH. We are trying to collate the locations of all of these files. If you know of sound files not on this list then please contact Andrey Volk (

Here is the list of available Debian packages:

  • freeswitch-sounds-en-us-allison
  • freeswitch-sounds-es-ar-mario
  • freeswitch-sounds-fr-ca-june
  • freeswitch-sounds-pt-br-karina
  • freeswitch-sounds-ru-ru-elena
  • freeswitch-sounds-ru-ru-kirill
  • freeswitch-sounds-ru-ru-vika
  • freeswitch-sounds-sv-se-jacob
  • freeswitch-sounds-zh-cn-sinmei
  • freeswitch-sounds-zh-hk-sinmei

Install on Debian:

# Assuming FreeSWITCH repo is setup already. See
apt-get update
# Use lowercase when installing from packages!
apt-get install -y freeswitch-sounds-en-us-allison

Windows Sound Packages:


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there's bugs obviously, please help to report on jira so we could fix. And there's an out-dated phrase:


English sounds are available at See freeswitch-sounds-en-us-callie-xxx. Also, you can install the sounds and music files with simple Linux/Unix commands:

make cd-sounds install
make cd-moh install


French sound files can be downloaded from See freeswitch-sounds-fr-ca-june-xxx


German sounds and other information can be downloaded from Xpirio


See mod_say_he and the link to the current recordings.

It's a separate module for say because of masculine, feminine, plurals etc are much more complicated in Hebrew than in English.


Russian sounds can be downloaded from See freeswitch-sounds-ru-RU-elena-xxx.


A set of Spanish sounds can be downloaded from See freeswitch-sounds-es-mx-maria-44100.tar.gz.


Polish language sound files are available from See freeswitch-sounds-pl-pl-espeak-8000-0.1.0.tar.gz and freeswitch-sounds-pl-pl-espeak-16000-0.1.0.tar.gz. Archives contain only files used by mod_say_pl (in the source tree, not built by default) and are created by script using espeak TTS.

See also

__Channel Variables#default_language