Of women who contributed with their voices for the service were actress Randi Brennes (–1992) and Kristin Johnson (1992–2007)
When the service ceased it still got about 2000–3000 calls per month.
The speaking clock in Poland is known as Zegarynka.
The service became first available in 1936 and it was using a device invented and patented in Poland
It was speaking with the recorded voice of actress Lidia Wysocka
The first cities to be equipped with this device were Katowice, Warszawa (dialing number 05), Gdynia, Toruń and Kraków (July 1936).
For many years the number was 926, but due to the EU regulations reserving all 3-digit numbers for emergency services only, it was changed in the early 2000s
The connection is charged on a per-minute basis
As of the year 2009 the number was changed to 19226.
To hear the current time in Russia you dial 100 or 060, depending on the city where this service is available
These calls are free if made from non-mobile phones
In Moscow, the Speaking Clock number is 100 if dialed from within the city, or +7-495-100-xxxx from other countries (where x can be anything)
At one time in Moscow there were advertisements before and after the announcement of the current time; this practice has since ceased.
The speaking clock in South Africa is reached by dialling 1026 from fixed or mobile networks and consists of a female voice reading the time in 24-hour format, alternating between Afrikaans and English
All of South Africa is in the time zone GMT+2 without any daylight saving time so the speaking clock is the same all over the country.
The speaking clock (Swedish: Fröken Ur, meaning Miss Clock) in Sweden has been in service since 6 October 1934, and can be reached by dialling 90510 (+46 33 90510 from outside Sweden)
Four women have contributed with their voices for the service: Eva Ulvby (1934–1956), Berit Hofling (1956–1968), Ebba Beckman (1968–2000), Johanna Hermann Lundberg (née Östlund) (2000-)
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In Taiwan, the speaking clock can be reached by dialing 117.
In the United Kingdom, the speaking clock can be reached by dialling 123 on a BT phone line; the number may vary on other networks