'Little Britain' narrator is voice of BT Text
The star was chosen for the service, which allows text messages to be sent and received on home phones, because of his recognisable voice.
Engineers have admitted that it took five months to record and process Baker's voice. He spent eleven days recording 11,593 different phrases, which can be broken down into different combinations of sounds and reassembled by computer to make new words.
"What appeals to me is the thought that I will be bringing good news to people whether it is a cheeky message, a birthday greeting, or just a quick hello," he told the Daily Record.