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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 numberwill end. No longer will that striking, somewhat ominous, voice intone: "at the third stroke, it will be Posters for the talking clock in

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If you are under 40, you may have never dialled for the precise time or even heard of George, the speaking clock.

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When daylight savings ended at 3am on Sunday - clocks went back an hour - the number was likely to have rung with callers checking the time. From the time the clock was computerised in until Augustmore than 1.

Arthur Midgely, chief technician of the speaking clock, in Credit: Barry Gilmour. Before the clock was computerised, the time was read live by changing shifts of women every 30 minutes.

Their job was to mark off time in 30 second lots, speaking as soon as a light flashed. Incalls peaked at more than a million a year - one day reaching 80, - prompting The Sun-Herald to declare Sydney ''a city of clock watchers''. Many talkking the women got ''hysterical'' if the shifts lasted too long, and dizzy from watching the second hand and responding to the flashing light.

Nobody knows why the clock was called George.

If the public has trouble adjusting clocks for daylight saving, consider the dilemma facing Gay meeting websites in Australia such as astronomer Dick Manchester, who are debating whether to adjust clocks by ''leap seconds''. He wants to maintain atomic time without adjusting for the Earth's variations in rotation speed. And after he had said a few words, like 'At the third stroke', they said, 'You must be exhausted - have a whiskey, brandy or something'," she said.

Just like the old days, many calls today come at peak hour. Miners, for example, cannot use a mobile phone underground, so they rely on the speaking clock.

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Australia's famous talking clock has fallen silent after 66 years of service.|The speaking clock function that gives people Massage Asian masseuse Mount Isa old Nowra precise time down to the second will om a thing of the past come October.

For the last 66 years, Australians have been able to dial to hear the old-fashioned voice of a man telling them Australla exact time. The service still receives about two million calls a year - a lot considering today's technology.

He said the amount of calls galking daylight saving time this year was even more than last year.

But Telstra, which provides the service's network and billing, is pulling the plug on October 1 - saying it's not compatible Man talking on the phone in Australia their new network technology.

The spokesman compared it to an older model iPhone being able to work with the latest iPhone software due to incompatibility. The service was meant to be cut 24 hour escort Blacktown on June 30 - but has been given a three month extension 'to give users more time to find an alternative solution. Mr Benjamin hopes Telstra won't follow through on their decision to can the long running service, saying Australians taloing don't have smartphones rely on it.

He also says there could be an alternative to keep the service around, by using Session Initiation Reciprocal that sends all forms of media, such ob voice and data, to multiple parties. This could replace the current network, Integrated Services Digital Network ISDN that carries voice and data services over the switched telephone network.

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