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Does anyone know about the tablets that the offenders will be getting? My man says there will be no charge and they will replace the phones? How will DOC record conversations and make money?
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Does anyone know about the tablets that the offenders will be getting? My man says there will be no charge and they will replace the phones? How will DOC record conversations and make money?
Some facilities have already received them. From what I understand​, there will no longer be a 20 minute time lit but calls will cost the same. They will also be implementing video visits soon.
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So, some how the facility will be still charging for calls. And they will still be recorded. He said each cell will be assigned a tablet...
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He says that they will use Skype with the tablet and eliminate the phones... I wonder about people who don't have computers.
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My fiance has one of the tablets. The sound quality is horrible. We went back to the phones. They still have them.

The tablets have other money makers on them. $20 a month for unlimited music streaming. $6 a month for unlimited games. Nothing but a moneymaking gimmick.

I only hope that they don't replace real visits with these.
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My fiance has one of the tablets. The sound quality is horrible. We went back to the phones. They still have them.

The tablets have other money makers on them. $20 a month for unlimited music streaming. $6 a month for unlimited games. Nothing but a moneymaking gimmick.

I only hope that they don't replace real visits with these.
I've heard the reception for calls is pretty bad. May I ask what facility your LO is at? Mine is at AVCF and they have not gotten theirs yet.
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I've heard the reception for calls is pretty bad. May I ask what facility your LO is at? Mine is at AVCF and they have not gotten theirs yet.
He's at CMRC.
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BVCF has them. Each inmate is given one. The reception has been spotty for the phone calls.
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I found some info on the DOC website. Looks like my husband's facility (AV) is going to be getting them in May. Their phones were down yesterday and they were told they were updating the wifi and phones. I'm hoping when he gets his, the reception won't be too bad.
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Sterling still does not have them. Perhaps the lines will be less for the phones once the offenders start using the tablets. I thought it was a money maker too...
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It is a huge money maker for GTL. So far they are not so great. Now that they can stream music (at least in BVCF) they can no longer use them for phone calls. They have also not been able to use them at all for the last 5 days. Sure happy that we have paid 22 bucks for a month of streaming music and now they haven't been able to stream the music or use the tablets at all for 5 days so far and of course no talk at all of refunds. Real nice DOC and GTL.
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So, you are saying at BV, they can't use the tablets for phone calls but only music downloads?
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So, you are saying at BV, they can't use the tablets for phone calls but only music downloads?
It's not even music downloads, it's a music streaming service.
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At BVCF now that they have streaming music (which isn't working anymore right now) the tablets are not working for phone calls if they purchased the music streaming. They are supposed to work for phone calls, messaging, streaming music and games but they are not working very well at all.
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I just gotta say, while the streaming music doesn't always work, they at least have a wide variety of music. My fiance got a month free, and he's finally discovering all the bands from Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, and other European countries that I like.
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I just gotta say, while the streaming music doesn't always work, they at least have a wide variety of music. My fiance got a month free, and he's finally discovering all the bands from Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, and other European countries that I like.
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Does he use his tablet for phone calls?
Only if it's his scheduled night to call and he can't get to the phone. Which is very rare.

The first day he had the tablet he called me from it and I basically said use it only if he can't get a phone. They have earbuds with a built in microphone, but that mic picks up every noise around so you can't even hear them properly.
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I spoke to my loved one last night. He was able to use his tablet for the call because the music is down at BVCF. He told me that yes the music is great when they have it It was not working at all last week for 5 straight days. At BVCF none of the tablets work for phone calls if the music is working even if the inmate doesn't subscribe to the music streaming. We can hear each other well on the tablet calls.
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I spoke to my loved one last night. He was able to use his tablet for the call because the music is down at BVCF. He told me that yes the music is great when they have it It was not working at all last week for 5 straight days. At BVCF none of the tablets work for phone calls if the music is working even if the inmate doesn't subscribe to the music streaming. We can hear each other well on the tablet calls.
So if the music is available, the phone/tablet doesn't work? I went to the citizen advocate meeting in Denver last week and the tablets were discussed. The warden from BV indicates that some of the problems they are having with the tablet there is due to the wifi availability/service in the mountains. He said they are working on resolving the issue...
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So if the music is available, the phone/tablet doesn't work? I went to the citizen advocate meeting in Denver last week and the tablets were discussed. The warden from BV indicates that some of the problems they are having with the tablet there is due to the wifi availability/service in the mountains. He said they are working on resolving the issue...

This is correct- when the music is available the tablets don't work as phones.
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This is correct- when the music is available the tablets don't work as phones.
Well that sucks. I'd rather him have phone then music. I hope they can get that fixed.
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Some facilities have already received them. From what I understand​, there will no longer be a 20 minute time lit but calls will cost the same. They will also be implementing video visits soon.
I like that you can write to them and they receive it on the tablet and can write back. Before it was waiting for that phone call. Now they get it faster and can write back within a short time. I really like it! Sometimes I hear background noise when he calls but then one of the phones they used before this was hard to hear from my end. There are also games on there.
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Go to connectnetwork.com you and open an account and then they tell you the costs
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Does anyone else who is using the GTL messaging have problems sending mail on evenings and weekends? It won't even let me save a draft. This is like the second weekend in a row.
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I have had trouble with it from the inception. It is not very user friendly.

BTW- the tablets have been down for the week again at Buena Vista.
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