View Full Version : Correctional Facilities Collect Call Providers


LEELEEOG
01-31-2009, 08:03 PM
Mci is no longer 800.231.0913

providers:
Cbs: 800.844.6591
global tele link: 877.650.4249 [this number will guide you through mci services if needed]

also alls calls are recorded and the calls vary from i believe:

State and county prisons are approximately:
$2.50 first minute then .10 cents per minute up to 20 minutes

federal prisons are approximatley:
$3.10 first minute and .10 cents per minute i believe thats still up 20 minute duration.

State and county prisons you have to set-up collect call accounts with providers above.

Federal prisons most are able to call you by having money in there own account. The details on that may vary prison facility to prison facility you need to inquire with each facility ahead of time so your monies is not held up.

Chris' Sweets
02-01-2009, 01:30 AM
I'm sorry, but what do you mean you have to set up collect call accounts? What happened to them just calling collect and you pressing the button to accept the charges?

bugsy3760
02-01-2009, 10:22 AM
I'm sorry, but what do you mean you have to set up collect call accounts? What happened to them just calling collect and you pressing the button to accept the charges? some people can still do that, my fiance's mother can, but I cannot, I have to go through a pre paid company, even if I do not have a block on my phone, it usually pretains to correctional facilities, it is different if someone is just at a pay phone, they can call collect, but if they are in a facility, it is blocked.

desertredhead
02-02-2009, 12:21 AM
I live in Cali and have Verizon landline service and do NOT need a prepaid account. Hubby is only 45 minutes away, so a 15 minute call is only $3.50....$2 to connect and 10 cents a minute after that.

LEELEEOG
02-05-2009, 02:51 PM
I would like to know if the phone still has them calling back every 20 minutes or so with Verizon?

KCRgirl1031
02-05-2009, 05:16 PM
well baby is at a CCF and we use ICSolutions...works great..kinda expensive..i think? i dunno..last time i talked to baby we got to talk for about 23 minutes for 25$.....i think they messed up though...they said we had like a 30 seconds left and then all of a suddent siad we had 1 more minute and then did it again like 3 times lol....

LEELEEOG
03-05-2009, 09:13 PM
I live in Cali and have Verizon landline service and do NOT need a prepaid account. Hubby is only 45 minutes away, so a 15 minute call is only $3.50....$2 to connect and 10 cents a minute after that.

I would like to know if the phone still has them calling back every 20 minutes or so with Verizon? OR CAN YOU STAY ON THE LINE AS LONG AS YOU WANT NOT COUNTING LOCK DOWN OR ANYTING MEANING IF THEY CAN STAY ON THE PHONE FOR 5 HOURS WILL THE CALL STILL BE $3.50 $2.00 TO CONNECT AND 10 CENTS A MINUTE FOR ALL THE REST OF THE TIME SOMEONE CHOOSES TO STAY ON THE PHONE? OR DO THEY HAVE TO CALL BACK EVERY 20MINUTES OR SO?

LEELEEOG
03-05-2009, 09:27 PM
i'm sorry, but what do you mean you have to set up collect call accounts? What happened to them just calling collect and you pressing the button to accept the charges?

only verizon phone company still does that! I believe they bought in the new systems therefore they are the only compnay that excepts direct correctional calls on monthly bill

novakane6
04-17-2009, 02:53 PM
can anyone tell me who provides the calls for the lancaster prison? n how long til they can make a phone call my baby was just tranfered yesterday and im going crazy without being able to hear his voice :( how long does it take when there in reception?

CJA
08-07-2009, 02:35 PM
Wait...I just got a verizon landline...my fiance ordered a calling card in jail and tried to use it and it told him that he doesnt have enough credits to call my verizon land line..how do it get around it, i dont want to use prepaid collect call companies (like PCS) they're TOO expensive and I'm going nuts. LOL...help!

ladydiva718
11-06-2009, 10:01 PM
I'm sorry, but what do you mean you have to set up collect call accounts? What happened to them just calling collect and you pressing the button to accept the charges?
im mean if you have optimum as your only phone service at home you have to set up an account with global tel directly

sstrick022
11-07-2009, 06:59 AM
Is GTL closed on the weekends? I really have to wait til Monday to set up an account

sisnik
11-07-2009, 08:02 AM
Mci is no longer 800.231.0913

providers:
Cbs: 800.844.6591
global tele link: 877.650.4249 [this number will guide you through mci services if needed]

also alls calls are recorded and the calls vary from i believe:

State and county prisons are approximately:
$2.50 first minute then .10 cents per minute up to 20 minutes

federal prisons are approximatley:
$3.10 first minute and .10 cents per minute i believe thats still up 20 minute duration.

State and county prisons you have to set-up collect call accounts with providers above.

Federal prisons most are able to call you by having money in there own account. The details on that may vary prison facility to prison facility you need to inquire with each facility ahead of time so your monies is not held up.

This is confusing. Whats the difference between State, County, and Federal prisons? I know that county is just the jail in a particular county like Oakland county jail or Wayne county jail but the others are confusing.
I thought that federal prison just meant they were in prison and not in county jail. Please help! I need to understand all these legal terms. :D

iownaberner
11-07-2009, 02:07 PM
A federal prison is very different....you go to a federal prison WHEN: you are a member of the armed forces, when you take a victim across state lines...it then becomes a federal crime....child porn is a federal crime....bank robberies are probably federal crimes...cause banks are federally owned....all crimes committed in federal buildings are federal crimes....a jail is where someone is housed prior to trial...i,.e they have not been convicted yet. A state prison is where inmates go after being convicted of a crime and for parole violations. Hope this helps....

Margaret611
03-14-2010, 12:12 PM
I hate Global tel link. I was using my landline 5.73 to connect and .89 after that. They now are making me put it on my card. i put 50 dollars and talked twice and it was gone. so i added 25.00. listen i coach high cheerleaders and go to school thats basically over half of my paycheck. what the hec can i do to talk to you my husband????!?!? do calling cards work?