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Old 10-09-2011, 08:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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With atomic clocks and watches, it's almost unnecessary to call time anymore. I used to call daily back in the 60s with wind up watches that would gain or lose minutes each day. I also remember it as CApitol 6 3232, too.

I also remember the phone number to "Tel-News". It was a recorded loop with top news stories, and was changed every few hours. The jingle was "Dial Tel-News San Antonio CApitol 5-6431. Your personal newsman waits for you with 'round the clock news and the temperature, too, Dial Tel News San Antonio, CApitol 5-6431."

That was before the Frost Bank time lady gave the temperature. She only gave the time back then!
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:30 AM
 
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I called it once last year when we were living in NC because I missed TX so much. Sometimes when I think something isn't working right on my phone I'll use it as a "test" call. Weird how ingrained it is in my mind. I never forgot it those years I wasn't living in SA. Seems like the temps always way lower then it actually is where I live. I think it might be all those trees by the bank downtown.
haha yes I still use it as a test phone number and hang up as soon as she starts talking.

It has always been a computerized voice right? It also does bring back memories of growing up here which is nice.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:46 AM
 
Location: West Des Moines, IA
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Oh man, I used to call the time/temperature line I guess in maybe the mid 90's back where I lived in Louisiana at 318-757-7777. Memories!
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I last used it this weekend while re-setting the stove and microwave in the kitchen. I don't have cable (for the box time) and I didn't want to go allllllllllllllllllllllll the way to the other room to get my cell or laptop

My mother used to tell me to give that number to skeevy guys, that way I at least gave them the time of day
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Old 10-11-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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haha yes I still use it as a test phone number and hang up as soon as she starts talking.

It has always been a computerized voice right? It also does bring back memories of growing up here which is nice.
I actually think it might be the same voice. That's probably not possible with the digital age and all but I swear it's the same soothing voice it's always been.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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I called it today because my cell phone hour is all jacked up with the time change. I haven't lived in SA for 10 years but the number is ingrained in my head as well. It was like talking to an old friend.

In addition to the time and temperature, she now gives the date as well. Big improvements over the years. :-)

How did Frost Bank become the official time and temperature of San Antonio?

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Old 11-03-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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I called it today because my cell phone hour is all jacked up with the time change. I haven't lived in SA for 10 years but the number is ingrained in my head as well. It was like talking to an old friend.

In addition to the time and temperature, she now gives the date as well. Big improvements over the years. :-)

How did Frost Bank become the official time and temperature of San Antonio?
Just an FYI, usually your phone will correct its time the next time it receives a call.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:41 AM
 
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Did anyone else used it in HS for call backs? I would use it while waiting for someone to call me back so that the house phone wouldn't ring. Miss those days.
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Is it still sponsored by Frost Bank???

Frost Bank time is ___________
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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I stopped using it when the Frost Bank commercials began droning on forever.
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