Allison Smith is an internationally recognized professional voice talent, specializing in telephone voice recordings. She is a female voice over artist with professional experience and offers service that include recording:

  • telephone voice messages,
  • IVR voice prompts,
  • Asterisk voice prompts,
  • voice over narration, and
  • commercial voice recordings.

Chances are, you’ve already heard Allison Smith.

If you’ve ever entered your pin number into your telephone banking account, then you’ve probably heard the voice of Allison Smith guiding you through the call. If you’ve participated in a telephone survey, most likely it was Allison’s voice that encouraged you to rate your satisfaction. Ever signed onto a conference call, listened to the public airwaves, took an online training module, or received an automated phone reminder for an upcoming medical or dental appointment? Then you probably heard Allison. She’s even been that voice that reminds you to take your ticket at the parking garage.

IVR — or “Interactive Voice Response” — is the term which applies to any time you dial a company and get an automated voice that sorts your call to various departments. There’s a very good likelihood that the warm, friendly voice you encounter when using these systems — no matter where you call — will be that of female voice over talent Allison Smith.

One of most prevalent and widespread telephone voices working today, Allison has the soothing, friendly and familiar sound that you’re looking for. Notable for her work voicing Asterisk voice prompts for the Asterisk open-source PBX, Allison has voiced countless other platforms for major telcos and private companies alike.


Recent News

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Allison is delighted to be speaking again at this year’s Atlanta Asterisk User’s Group gathering, May 17, in beautiful Atlanta Georgia on the Georgia Tech Campus. Allison’s talk, “The 15 Commandments of IVR” — based on her popular blog series on the Digium site — promises to educate and entertain, as she talks about taking the often onerous task of writing IVR scripts, and making them into an effective way of keeping customers focused and happy.

Following that talk — in August — Allison is thrilled to be joining Mark Spencer — founder and creator of the Asterisk Open Source PBX — and Philippe Lindheimer — product manager of FreePBX — in a dynamic and exciting lecture at FreePBX World at IT Expo in Las Vegas. Bringing together the pioneer of of Asterisk, the Voice of Asterisk, and one of the biggest resellers and proponents of Asterisk  in one presentation promises to be a highly entertaining and stimulating discussion!

Cepstral Allison TTS Voice Re-Tooled

Cepstral — one of the world’s best producers of Text To Speech Utilities — has had great success with the version built on Allison Smith’s voice — and it’s about to be even better. Cepstral recently had Allison record over 600+ new phrases to be added to the already rich compendium of sounds in the Allison Voice — with the addition of new phrases, the utility will be even more fluid, lifelike, and seamless. Occasionally, adding to an already established speech engine can be a challenge — Cepstral is happy to report that the new files integrate very well with the existing prompts, making the Allison TTS Voice one of the most robust in their collection. Check it out at