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Old 09-07-2006, 07:59 PM
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Hey all. My husband was just sent to Allen Correctional Center in Kinder. The calls are like $5 ea. He can call almost whenever he wants to and I want him to call as much as he can. My problem is that I can't afford that, well, I can but then nothing fun for the kids. Is there a plan that I can use besides PCO or whatever it is. How do I get a local line like some other people have done? Does that save you money? Any advice greatly appreciated.
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What I did was get a cell phone with the area code of where my fiance is at. Then set up a pre-paid account with Infinity Networks (which handles the collect calls from the facility he is in). My calls went from costing $5 to $1.75. Maybe you can see if getting pre-paid is an option for u.
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Can they call a cell phone from a State facility (David Wade)? I'm considering doing the pre-paid cell phone thing if he can call us on a cell phone. The last 14 minute collect call cost us in the neighborhood of $30!
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When my son was in Basile LA and we were in Metairie the calls were almost $6.00 each (he called about 5-7 times a day). What we did was get a remote call forwarding number through Bell South. You don't need a local address and you should ask for a remote exchange (the first 3 digits in the phone number) for the facility. The calls get forwarded to your home number and ours went down to $1.68 each. The other charges we encurred over the $1.68 per call were $50.00 a month to have the remote number, and $20.00 a month for a long-distance carrier. It ended up saving us over $300 a month.
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I would think it didn't matter if it was a state facility or not. Our calling plan didn't know it was a cell phone. They just set up the account and gave me a pin number.
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I would like to know how to get cheaper calls too. I have a phone number with the same area code but MCI (the billing company for Allen Corr.)seems to have a set price depending on your region. I do know that for my area, calls after 11 pm are considered night calls and are billed at $3.71 for 15 min. Day calls are just about $5.50 for 15 min.
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Does anyone use the PrisonCalls Online service? Is it really cheaper?
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My brother Jason has been in Allen almost three months and I have a cell and need to know more about the calls. if you find out anything please let me know. My poor brother was injured by another inmate there last week and recieived 22 stitches he is recovering ok, I hope God bless you!!
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I NEED OTHER OPTIONS. I'M IN GA. AND MY CALLS ARE $7.50 PER 15 MINUTE CALL.

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Sorry .. I have no ideas...
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What I did was get a cell phone with the area code of where my fiance is at. Then set up a pre-paid account with Infinity Networks (which handles the collect calls from the facility he is in). My calls went from costing $5 to $1.75. Maybe you can see if getting pre-paid is an option for u.
May i ask what company you used to get a cell with same area code?
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Hi Smith, this is caring my husband is in the LSP and my question is would it be a good idea to get a cell phone with the area code 225 which is where he is located? Also what would be the cell phone company to use? Thanks for ant information you can give me and have a blessed evening.
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