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Old 03-22-2019, 06:07 PM
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Default Phone Call from Australia to Michigan! Need Help please!

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I am in serious need of help. I am a little frustrated, I have set up an international account with GTL Advance Pay, wire transferred money into my account, now 10 days later they sent me my money back, no explanation, and kept over $10 for processing. They also stopped responding to my emails! I cannot get a hold of GTL at all!
I feel super ripped off, and still have no phone calls.
I have now seen you can send money through JPAY and have them buy minutes through commissay? Is that an option in Michigan to call international numbers?
I am a little defeated at the moment and all help is appreciated! Thank you!
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We use sonetel. I basically purchased a number in NJ where he is and it gets forwarded to my phone in Greece. He cannot have international calling so this was the solution for us. Hope this helps!
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Call forwarding is not allowed at most state and federal facilities. Before you buy a service please check that its allowed.
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Voip is allowed in Michigan
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Itís not the voip itís the call forwarding that can be an issue. Some voip services do not call forward and rherefore would would be a problem.
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Call forwarding is not allowed in NJ either but it still works for us as he is calling a local number. Sometimes it disconnects but rarely
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If call forwarding is detected it can lead to loss of call priviledges and other consequences for the inmates. If you using skype try the app as it does not call forward, the call is answered on your cell phone. The inmate rings the number and it rings no forwarding involved. The skype app is free to download.
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Are we allowed to use a local American Skype number from international to receive an incoming call from an inmate?
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Yes a lot of the apps work. I donít know about Skype specifically, but google voice and text free work for Securus in the ILDOC
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Yes a lot of the apps work. I donít know about Skype specifically, but google voice and text free work for Securus in the ILDOC
Do you know which apps work form overseas to the U.S? I tried to look up google voice but cannot get a local number if i'm not in the states. Plus this is a write up for it by prison connect http://blog.prisonconnect.us/google-...r-for-inmates/. Speaking of prison connect i cant even get a call through to them to ask.
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Google voice is not available in the uk or anywhere outside of the US and most prisons will not allow it as itís call forwarding. It may not be detected for a while but if it is detected the inmate can get into trouble and lose privileges including phone calls.. Skype can work if you use the app on your phone as the call connects directly to your phone and there is no call forwarding. Some other members use other services but itís best to check what is allowed at the facility.
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Google voice is not available in the uk or anywhere outside of the US and most prisons will not allow it as itís call forwarding. It may not be detected for a while but if it is detected the inmate can get into trouble and lose privileges including phone calls.. Skype can work if you use the app on your phone as the call connects directly to your phone and there is no call forwarding. Some other members use other services but itís best to check what is allowed at the facility.

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Skype is well known and reliable. Looks like prisonconnect is a third party offering the local number but you still go through the phone provider at the prison.
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I there are quite a few services but I havenít used them. Skype is the only one I know that does not use call forwarding itís just rings rings on your phone like a normal call.
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I have vonage. Got a local number and never had a problem . I had penpals in Nevada and North Carolina who called.
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I'm back again other than vonage and skype is there any other phone services that can be used and accessed from overseas? and can they also be used for video calling and for phone accounts with the bop prisons?
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I use TextNow and Iím in Australia. Itís 4.99 a month, I think, and (donít quote me on this) but I think itís not call forwarding since it just rings on my phone. I think itís VoIP? I got a local number and it works as long as I have wifi (which is always) so Iím happy with it. Iíve had 0 issues with it
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I use TextNow and Iím in Australia. Itís 4.99 a month, I think, and (donít quote me on this) but I think itís not call forwarding since it just rings on my phone. I think itís VoIP? I got a local number and it works as long as I have wifi (which is always) so Iím happy with it. Iíve had 0 issues with it

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I'm wanting to know if the voip number can be used for video calls and emails or not if not then i'll have to look for something else. Thanks
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I'm wanting to know if the voip number can be used for video calls and emails or not if not then i'll have to look for something else. Thanks
Whoís the provider for video visits for your LOs facility? Iím pretty sure with JPay and GTL the number you use doesnít matter since itís all done over the internet
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