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Old 08-20-2019, 12:25 PM
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I would like to send some money to my friend in Ohio, and since I'm in the UK its proving difficult!

GTL won't accept UK cards when depositing money to a trust fund, does anybody in the UK know of a prepaid credit card I could get that will be accepted in the US?

I spoke to a lady on the phone with GTL and she suggested I look into it but I don't even know where to start!

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Hi gtl wonít accept any overseas bank cards for inmate trust fund accounts. Even uk pre paid cards will be denied. I can fund a pin debit account for the phone but not the trust fund.
Can you use JPay? That may be a solution. If not the only option is a trusted family member in the USA.
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Hi everyone,

I would like to send some money to my friend in Ohio, and since I'm in the UK its proving difficult!

GTL won't accept UK cards when depositing money to a trust fund, does anybody in the UK know of a prepaid credit card I could get that will be accepted in the US?

I spoke to a lady on the phone with GTL and she suggested I look into it but I don't even know where to start!

Thank you
Have you tried jpay? GTL wonít work
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Have you tried jpay? GTL wonít work
You will probably have to send it to someone you trust and have them to send it to him from the US. Ive seen people talk about how expensive and difficult it can be to get it here from overseas. Good luck
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Hi gtl wonít accept any overseas bank cards for inmate trust fund accounts. Even uk pre paid cards will be denied. I can fund a pin debit account for the phone but not the trust fund.
Can you use JPay? That may be a solution. If not the only option is a trusted family member in the USA.
Hi - I'm having problems funding GTL phone calls - what do you mean by 'PIN debit' ?
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Pin debit is what Colorado call the inmate phone account. I find mine through the Gtl app on my phone. What problems are you having. With the phone account.
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Hi thanks for replying - it won't even let me access the website or app - just keeps telling me 'Oops there's a problem, please try later' I phoned them, got an automated message and they charge me £8 just to listen to it Can't send money via GTL or even moneygram for him to put on the phone - all I can do is pay for JPay stamps and he's having to pay the calls It's Michigan DOC x

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Can you send money via jpay? Also the app is available on the App Store on I phone I donít know about android phones. The app works fine for me.
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Hi - No, only stamps available on Jpay and tried the Apps - same problem.
It's annoying but he refuses to let me send money, so not a major disaster, just would have liked to fund a couple of extra calls every week.

I thought you had somehow managed to fund GTL calls online from the UK.

Guess it's me for the stamps and him for the calls

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I do fund Gtl calls from the uk. I use the Gtl app and itís straight forward. Maybe your state doesnít accept international cards. I am not sure why you canít download the app on your phone. When you search for the app what are you putting in? If you put in Gtl you will get a lots of apps called Gtl that are not anything to go with global tel link. If you search on global tel link you should get the correct app. Itís free and it a purple colour.
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I do fund Gtl calls from the uk. I use the Gtl app and itís straight forward. Maybe your state doesnít accept international cards. I am not sure why you canít download the app on your phone. When you search for the app what are you putting in? If you put in Gtl you will get a lots of apps called Gtl that are not anything to go with global tel link. If you search on global tel link you should get the correct app. Itís free and it a purple colour.
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