[quote=“dredd”]ObDisclaimer: I’m so new to * that I don’t even have my install up and running right yet.
It also sounds a lot like you’re describing what is known as “ringback”. I’m not sure Asterisk supports changing the ringback sound, but presumably there’s a single sound file “somewhere” that contains the ringback sound, which could theoretically be replaced with whatever you wanted as ringback – a song, a person saying “This phone is ringing”, a ringback sound from a different type of phone (e.g., UK vs. US ringback sounds are different), etc.
Like I said… I don’t know * that well yet, but if you can’t do this, then that might be a feature-suggestion for the * devel folks, especially given the rising popularity of “custom ringback tones”.[/quote]
Asterisk doesn’t store the tones in sound files same way music-on-hold files are. The indications.conf file describes the frequencies to produce and the sounds you hear are dynamically generated. Check out the config file for more info.