Something I’ve taken for granted and counted on (literally) for my entire life will cease to exist September 19th, and the only official word will be a footnote on your utility bill.
AT&T will be discontinuing the phone-in time service in California to make way for a potential 300,000 new numbers beginning with the 853 or 767 prefixes.
Apparently, phone in time service has bee disappearing across the nation. I had no idea. California and Nevada are the only ones left, and soon, only Nevada. This kind of bums me out. What? I gotta go to Vegas to hear the Time lady’s voice? What’s truly sad is it was not until I read the news of the service ending that I even found out the name attached to the voice I’ve heard my entire life: Joanne Daniels.
Joanne, my Dulcet Toned Time Lady, I hardly knew ye.
The Times has a pretty good article on it. (Ha! The Times! Get it? …What? Too soon?)