Music On Hold

  Account > Settings > Calls

On hold music and messaging is a proven marketing tool for any company. Silence, bad music, or playing the radio is a wasted opportunity to create a positive customer experience. With the right audio, callers are less likely to hang up, have a positive mood, and not churn.

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Music On Hold can be managed by Account Managers and Admin end users in the Voice Portal.

  1. Go to Account > Settings > Calls.
  2. Under Music On Hold, select a setting from the drop-down menu to apply it to the account:
    • None (Intermittent Beep). The caller will hear two short beeps every 15 seconds.
    • Standard Options. Choose one of three looped, copyright-free audio files.
    • Custom Audio. Upload any WAV, MP3, or OGG file under 15 MB.
  3. The new setting will be applied to the account immediately — no saving necessary.

 Listen to the audio file in your browser

To hear what a file sounds like, click the Play.png play button on the right. Standard options can be played before (and after) you make a selection, and a custom audio file can be played once it's been uploaded.

Upload Custom Audio

Give the account a personal touch by uploading custom music for callers to listen to while on hold. Use any WAV, MP3, or OGG file under 15 MB that you have rights to.

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  1. To upload a custom audio file, do one of the following:
    • Drag and drop the file from your computer to the upload area.
    • Click the link in the upload area, then select an audio file from your computer and click [Open].
  2. Once uploaded, the file will be converted and optimized for use by the phone system, which will result in some degree of quality loss. To hear what it sounds like, click the Play.png play button on the right or call a phone number on your account and ask to be placed on hold.

    Please note, once the page is refreshed, the file will be renamed to hold_music.wav.

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Change Custom Audio

Only one custom audio file can be uploaded to the account at a time. To change the current audio file, open the Icon_Dots.png three dots menu on the right and select Delete & Upload New File, then drag and drop the new file to apply it to the account. Between the time one file is deleted and another is applied, Music On Hold will be set to None (Intermittent Beep).

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