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Time’s Up: Australia’s talking clock falls silent after 66 years despite almost two MILLION calls to the phone service last year Famous talking clock which gave Australians the precise time has fallen silent Service told the caller the exact time in hours, minutes and seconds for 66 years But Telstra, who provide its network, said it can no longer support the service  End of the familiar 'pips' service comes despite two million people still using it

By Charlie Coë For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:58 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 02:58 BST, 1 October 2019


Australia's famous talking clock has fallen silent after 66 years of service.

The phone line that gave callers the precise time down to the second received almost two million calls last year. 

At the third stoke of midnight on September 30 Telstra, who provided the service's network, pulled the plug on the talking clock.  

The company said the service was outdated because phones and other digital devices also tell the time. 

The company said it could no longer support the outdated technology.

'As we upgrade our network technology, we no longer support some services some customers have grown up with,' a spokesman said.

'When these services were launched in

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