Whenever I receive a phone call on my DROID RAZR MAXX, the phone speaks the words "Verizon Wireless" in a female voice and then begins playing the ringtone.

If I put the phone into airplane mode, the same female voice says the words "Loss of service". Then when I turn airplane mode off, she says "Verizon Wireless" again, sometimes twice in a row.

What's going on? What is this feature? How do I enable or disable this?

My phone is running stock JB 4.1.2.

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    Could be TalkBack, or some other accessibility settings, perhaps. Check in Settings -> Accessibility and see if anything is enabled? That might be a good first step at least. May 11, 2013 at 1:28
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    TalkBack is off. I went through every setting I could think of before I asked this question... May 11, 2013 at 1:30

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These voices were the result of having the so-called "Roaming tone" enabled in the Sound settings.

Strangely, the description of this setting is:

Roaming tone
Set notification tone informing the status of cellular service

After disabling this option, she no longer speaks to me when I receive a phone call or turn on/off airplane mode.

Though I have no idea how a speaking voice is considered a "notification tone"...

Sound settings

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