What is the time on the speaking clock?

What is the time by the Speaking Clock?

Find the precise time by dialling 123 to hear the BT speaking clock (Timeline). The time is announced every ten seconds. It costs 50p a minute from BT landlines any time of day or night.

Is there still the Speaking Clock?

The Speaking Clock is still an emblem of accuracy to some people, which might explain why they’re still prepared to pay for it, says Rory McEvoy, a curator of horology at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. In 1936, when the speaking clock was introduced, people were reliant on mechanical clocks, says McEvoy.

Can you still call popcorn for the time?

On the West Coast, the telephone time service was widely known as POPCORN, the letters that represented the numbers you had to dial—before it was discontinued in 2007. … “We expected it to drop off, because with cellphones you get the time right there,” Matsakis said. “But calls have gone up since 2009.”

Does 555 1212 still work?

555-1212 is still used for directory assistance and 555-4334 is reserved for assigned national use. But a set of 100 555 numbers have been officially designated for use in Hollywood, 555-0100 through 555-0199.

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Can you still dial 411?

But here’s the good news: you can actually reach directory assistance for free. Just dial 1-800-FREE-411 (or 1-800-373-3411) from your phone instead. This version of directory assistance is advertiser sponsored, so you’ll have to listen to a 10-second ad before you reach an agent.

Why was the talking clock called Tim?

The BT Speaking Clock has kept time since 1936, when it was also known as “TIM” — the three-letter code short for “time” which callers dialled on old-fashioned alphabetic phones. Since its launch, only four people have leant their voice to the service.

What is a 123 call?

Re: Rogue call to 123

Calls are being made when no-one is in. A lot of the time the line is crackling so badly that the phone can’t even be used. The bill is clocking up, engineers come out and can’t find the fault so they go away again.

Does time and temperature still exist?

You still can. Millions of Americans grew up calling a local telephone number to find out the time and temperature — and, believe it or not, a fair number of folks still do.

Can you still call the time in Australia?

Telstra confirmed that there will be no reprieve for the ‘talking clock’ – the exact-time service that’s been part of Australians’ lives for 66 years. At the third stroke at midnight on September 30, the service, accessed by the phone number 1194, will end.