Advanced Keypad Greetings
Our text-to-speech engine handles standard sentence structure, and reads them in a friendly, somewhat robotic voice. For most users, the default is satisfactory. However, if you want to get under the hood, it also supports Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML). Entering your greeting in SSML allows advanced features such as adjustable pause time. For example, you could put this as your greeting (copy and paste this and then edit):
Hi, you've reached Justin. I'm now going to pause for three seconds.
Now I am going to pause for 200 milliseconds.
You can also do some very cool stuff with customizing pronunciation, speed, emphasis, and more.
<prosody rate="x-slow" pitch="x-low">Help me, I'm stuck in molasses.</prosody>
<p><s>It is <emphasis level="strong">very</emphasis> sticky.</s></p>