TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: City Party Line Service

Re: City Party Line Service
Thu, 17 Aug 2006 22:12:10 -0700

Back in the late '60's and early '70's, in Carbondale, IL (GTE), we
had what was called "suburban" service as we were fifty (50) feet
outside the city limits. This was a ten (10) party line where each
line rang uniquely (no coded ringing.) When you dialed a toll call
(1+), an operator came on the line and asked for the number you were
calling from for billing purposes!

I think it was a SxS office.

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