Last week, my father asked me if I could find make a backup of an old lovely voicemail message he had.

I wrote a short Python script to accomplis this:

twiml_url = 'https://handler.twilio.com/twiml/EH9515e9e0d2fb81f27d75a493225ae703'  
client = Client(os.environ['TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID'], os.environ['TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN'])  
client.calls.create(to='+33241XXXXXX',  
                    from_=client.incoming_phone_numbers.list()[0].phone_number,
                    record=True, url=twiml_url)

The twiml URL refers to a short XML file I created online on Twilio web console at https://www.twilio.com/console/dev-tools/twiml-bins:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>  
<Response>  
    <Pause length="30"/>
</Response>  

After executing the script, I found the recorded audio message at https://www.twilio.com/console/voice/dashboard, where I was able to download it as MP3 or WAV: