What was the name of the talking clock?

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.

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.

Does the operator still exist?

Short answer: yes. The job just looks much different than it used to. Today’s telephone operators are specialty agents, working directly in customer service to manage large volumes of phone calls, or in places like hotels or other hospitality facilities that may have their own internal phone systems.

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.

Can you still dial popcorn to get the time?

Currently, anyone misdialing POPCORN (POPULAR, for instance, or even POPTART) still gets the time, as long as the 767 prefix is properly dialed.

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How often are phone calls made?

The average adult cell phone owner makes and receives around 5 voice calls a day. Women tend to make slightly fewer calls with their cell phones than men – while 53% of women make and receive 5 calls or fewer per day, 43% of men say the same.