That’s the question that just popped in my head, there was a time (pardon the pun) when you would dial the speaking clock to ensure everything was right.
Be it when the clocks adjusted for summer or autumn times or a power failure and running round the house to reset clocks etc.
Personally I have forgot about till it was mentioned over lunch the other day, it’s far to easier to look at my iphone and know it constantly keeps the right time or the corner of my laptop screen and know it’s spot on with the time.
So after a bit of research it turns out that 30 million calls were put into the BT speaking clock in 2011 at a cost per call of 31p for the pleasure to listen to the legend that is Tom Baker tell you the time, I know a couple of Doctor who fans who may have rang it a few times for their addiction.
So that’s £9,300,000 in income to BT for the speaking clock, a nice tidy little profit for in a specific niche market!