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Speaking clock's 75th birthday

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Speaking clock's 75th birthday

At the third stroke, I will be 75: Britain's famous speaking clock nears landmark birthday
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Iconic timepiece still receives 30 million calls a year

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The 'voice' of the clock is almost as famous as the service itself, with only four permanent voices ever used.

I'm surprised at the number of calls still made considering the number of clocks that can be set automatically via the internet or broadcast signal, etc.
Edit: Some interesting information about TIM here.

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Re: Speaking clock's 75th birthday

I'd never have guessed 30M people still phone TIM every year.  It's surprising with all the other sources of timekeeping we have these days.
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Re: Speaking clock's 75th birthday

wow, is it still 30p a call too? nice little earner if it is Smiley

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