George the talking clock lives on

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Ever since I was a child I’ve been dialing ‘1194’ to hear the dulcet tones of Richard Peach enunciate the time. “At the third stroke it will be nine thirty nine precisely”.

Unfortunately Telstra made the decision to end this service at the end of September 2019 stating that it was “not compatible with its new network technology”.

Fortunately such a service is compatible with my telephone system so I have recreated this service using the original sound recordings.

If you’d like to hear Richard Peach tell you the time again, you may dial one of the following numbers. The time “strokes” are synchronised with NTP so should be quite accurate.

Number Region
02 8403 1194 Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra
08 7078 7794 Adelaide
07 3667 9594 Brisbane
08 7918 0808 Darwin
08 6244 3294 Perth

I hope you enjoy this service. If you have any questions or comments, get in touch.