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View Poll Results: How often do you talk to your MWI?
Frequent phone calls 32 20.65%
Frequent letters 23 14.84%
Both- frequent phone calls and letters 91 58.71%
We communicate as we see fit 9 5.81%
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:57 PM
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We write letters every single day, we visit, but no phone calls. He's in ad seg and only gets 1 phone call every 90 days. That 5 minute phone call needs to be with his children. I'm a big girl, I can handle it.
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Lately we've been doing a video visit every Sunday morning and he calls me right after that so we can continue to chat for a bit. During the rest of the week we write jpays every other day and usually we handwrite a longer letter once a week on every other week.
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Well we are in the Honeymoon phase I guess! LOL We jpay several times a day. I put some sort of correspondence in the mailbox for him every day Mon-Fri (usually a letter sometimes a card), Once a week he gets a goodie pack- magazine articles, Sunday comics, puzzles (he loves sodukus), Bible studies, random printable art pieces from the web etc... And he has just gotten me addicted to telephone calls today (just got approved) but unfortunately its time to pay the pied piper which includes 30 days of phone restriction starting in two days so I'll be jonesing!
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We talk on the phone daily. We usually get close to a hour or more in each day. I send jpay only if there is something that happens that he needs to know quickly and don't want to wait for the mail to finally catch up to him. We send letters a couple times a week to each other and they are no less than 3 pages (his but he writes do small). That's not counting our monthly special visit because I live in Kentucky and he is in Texas....so that weekend I get 8 hours with him. You would think we would have much to talk about with as much communication as we have but we never fail to have something to say...
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Nowhere near enough. There's never been consistent phone calls. And after he was sent to seg on Christmas Eve for something he didn't do and then put in a different cell house once out of seg, we've been cut off from one another more than ever. I've gotten 2 phone calls since 2017 began. He can only email once per week now as well. I don't write. He doesn't write much anymore because I don't. We communicate through visits. I visit every Sunday.
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I write pretty much every day. She writes about once a week and calls me several times over the weekend or during the week if she's able to.
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Old 03-23-2017, 11:56 AM
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Right now we write once every 3-4 days and talk once or twice on the weekends.
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EVERY day! I told him that it is so expensive that maybe we should talk less. Neither one of us has something major to say each day. We usually talk about our workouts or what we ate. That can wait. He agreed but then said, "I will talk to you tomorrow" at the end of our conversation. I suppose we will stick to every day. :-/
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Everyday some days he can burn up the time.
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Not enough, but when is it ever enough?
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We started with letters and it was about 2 letters from each of us a week and they was mini novels once we started talking on the phone 2 to 3 times a day every day our letters cut back to once a week and not as long :/
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My guy has Corrlinks, and for the first month and a half it was the only way we communicated. Even when he was pushing for phone calls, I was putting it off out of nervousness and just because I felt like emails were enough! But everything changed once we had our first call. There's nothing like being able to hear his voice and communicate in real time, it makes me feel so much closer to him. Now our emails have dropped off dramatically because we have 2-5 calls per day, but I do think it would be smart to maintain that written communication as much as possible. It has its own advantages. Calls are great, but they're only 15 minutes long and sometimes it's hard to get past general chatter in that short span of time. In writing, we were able to express ourselves more deeply. I think that even if you find calls to be more satisfying, you should never let go of letters/emails because every method of communication has its own perks.
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He calls 2x a week and we jpay email every day morning and night. We write snail mail letters once a week.
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Calls are great, but they're only 15 minutes long and sometimes it's hard to get past general chatter in that short span of time. In writing, we were able to express ourselves more deeply. I think that even if you find calls to be more satisfying, you should never let go of letters/emails because every method of communication has its own perks.
I agree... We currently speak once a day most weeks, sometimes twice a day depending on the money situation - but I must admit that this has made both of us a bit lazy when it comes to writing. There were times (during the past 3 years) where all we had was letters, and as tough as that is, it is also very rewarding somehow...a good, long letter is amazing to receive and also to write. A 15 minute call is a 15 minute call and you can barely touch a subject before the call is over. I do wish we had e-mail, that'd be so nice
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He doesn't get phone calls, so letters and cards is it.
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The calls are kind of expensive huh. We talk everyday 1-3 calls depending on how much we have to say. The first 6 months or so he called once a week.

The comment mentioning only talking about workouts and meals cracks me up, omg the accuracy! ...That's a 1 call day! lmao
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He likes to write me and I like to write him back. I'm waiting for him to get my letter where I enclosed my phone number. Then my number has to be approved by his counselor. I can't wait to hear what his voice sounds like!
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My calls are .78 cents for a 20 minute phone call since he was moved. Im loving it. We talk twice before he goes to work and he calls me religiously at 10pm for 3 more phone calls. So we average out 4-5 daily. I have to admit all the calls have made me lazy when it comes to writing. He said you gotten spoiled on these calls you forgot how to write. Kinda true. My money isn't that long and I know circumstances will come up like they always do, so I will write soon but until then I will eat up my calls. I do wish Mississippi doc had jpay emails or even emails thru GTL since we get our calls thru such but I will settle for my calls being under a $1 each.
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We started off with emails every other day until we started on the phone , if things are going well as in with no lockdowns and work is going smoothly we talk almost every day on the phone and messages throughout the day and two - three video visits a week if we can , these do vary week-week we send cards on special occasions but never sent letters and emails have stopped now
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Calls are $1.60 each for us & we talk an average of 3x a day , sometimes more. We also JPay email 2-3 x a day. I get one letter a week from him & I send him at least 1-2 a day, cards too.
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A lot of letters, cards and pictures, also emails three times a week. No calls, because that's ridiculously expensive (international).
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It all depends on our schedules. At least 1 letter per week. Phone calls usually twice a week but the last 2 weeks just one letter on each side due to busy schedules. We had discussed it earlier and knew it would be difficult this month. And it has..(Sigh)
I really miss him.
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Does anyone know if FCI Beaumont TX has a limit on calls per month ?
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Does anyone know if FCI Beaumont TX has a limit on calls per month ?
In a federal prison they are given 300 phone min a month.
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It was all letters for the first 8 years...then I got curious and wanted to meet this man lol I asked could I visit and since then it's been phone calls about twice a week, emails a couple each day(jpay back in the day), and letters a couple times a week. Can only visit at most a couple times a year, but am grateful for every moment spent communicating with him!! : )
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