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It’s the end Apr 26

From theguardian, via Outpost Gallifrey, comes the sad news that BT are dropping Tom Baker as their landline text message voice, and thus spoiling the fun of literally tens of texters.

However, the moment has been prepared for:

The service, which allowed people to send messages from their mobile phones to landlines, to be enunciated in Baker’s classic deep voice, will be changed to include both male and female voices. A BT spokesman said it wanted to give people the opportunity to have their texts delivered to landlines by a voice of their own gender.

Short of a PledgeBank-organised mass protest outside BT’s HQ – or, possibly, petitioning them with lots of text messages to their landlines contact numbers – that’s that.

2 Responses

  1. You too have fallen for this story. Tom Baker was only ever going to do 3 months.

    Former Doctor Who actor Tom Baker is to be the voice of a talking text message service for three months.

    Source: BBC 31st Jan 2006

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    Ah. In that case, they should have realised how successful its been and continued it 🙂