An example is Australia where these were operated by the Government Post Master General department.
Men can access by calling one of the phone numbers on this list. The exchange rang a distinct ring down the Gundabluie 1 line, signalling the party's corresponding letter in Morse code.This distinctive ring would alert all parties on the line who the call was for. Users have the options of joining three different communities (Dating, Relationship & Intimate). A majority of Bell System subscribers in the mid-20th century in the United States and Canada were serviced by party lines, which carried a billing discount over individual service; during wartime shortages, these were often the only available lines.Illinois State University terminated its last party line in 1990.One of the last manual telephone exchanges with party lines in Australia was closed down in 1986 in the township of Collarenebri, where most town residents had a telephone number of only three digits, and to make a call outside the exchange area it was necessary to call the exchange to place a call.For rural residents, many were on a single telephone line identified by a number and a property name, for example one party line was called Gundabluie 1 line.Each party on that single line was identified by a letter, and so to call that party, the exchange would be called and the number asked for would be Gundabluie 1 S for example.British users similarly benefited from the party line discount.Farmers in rural Australia used party lines, where a single line spanned miles from the nearest town to one property and on to the next.