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Old 07-16-2019, 05:23 PM
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Question International phone call?

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My penpal - or Friend since I consider him as one - is incarcerated in Wisconsin and I'm from Germany. I'd like to talk with him on the phone.
It's probably the best if I get an American number.
Can you recommend any providers?
He doesn't have any money so I'll pay for it.
I already tried to find information but I still don't know how it works. I only found options where he would have to pay for it too.
How does a international collect call work?
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:48 PM
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Here's what the Commonwealth of Kentucky Department of Corrections says about prisoner phone calls.
https://corrections.ky.gov/Facilitie...formation.aspx

"The only way an inmate may speak with you over the telephone is when he calls you. No inmate may receive a telephone call from outside the institution. All inmate calls shall be collect and you are responsible for the charges."

Ask your pen pal to find out if there are any options for him to make international phone calls.
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Old 07-17-2019, 05:38 AM
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Try Truephone - I got an int. SIM with a British number as a basis plus an extra $5 a US number (try to get his area-code and even prefix). Important is that he's allowed to call cellphones.
I've been using this number for years no, never a problem!

https://www.truphone.com/de/iphone-dual-sim-tarife/
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Whenever I'm home in Austria I use the US number providor iplum. And it's working perfectly for years now. Never failed me. But you need to make sure voice-over-ip is allowed and possible at the facility he is in (also at the facility-phone-vendor).


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Old 07-17-2019, 02:57 PM
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Hey
My penpal - or Friend since I consider him as one - is incarcerated in Wisconsin and I'm from Germany. I'd like to talk with him on the phone.
It's probably the best if I get an American number.
Can you recommend any providers?
He doesn't have any money so I'll pay for it.
I already tried to find information but I still don't know how it works. I only found options where he would have to pay for it too.
How does a international collect call work?
So my guys Locked up in California and I知 currently in the uk. I bought a USA number via sonnetel. You would still have to put money on his prison phone account so he can call out then you壇 have to set up a gtl account add the sonnetel number to the gtl account as you have to pay to receive the calls on your cell phone, but he値l be charged local rate as oppose to international rate so you値l get to talk longer for cheaper hope this helps x
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:49 PM
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So my guys Locked up in California and I知 currently in the uk. I bought a USA number via sonnetel. You would still have to put money on his prison phone account so he can call out then you壇 have to set up a gtl account add the sonnetel number to the gtl account as you have to pay to receive the calls on your cell phone, but he値l be charged local rate as oppose to international rate so you値l get to talk longer for cheaper hope this helps x
Thank you! I already decided to try sonnetel. Your Information definitely help.
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Old 07-24-2019, 01:35 PM
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Hey
It's not working with sonetel.
The facility is not available at GTL.
He can only do collect calls and sonetel don't accept that
Idk what I should do now :/
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Old 07-24-2019, 01:37 PM
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[quote=Alexiel;7785679]Whenever I'm home in Austria I use the US number providor iplum. And it's working perfectly for years now. Never failed me. But you need to make sure voice-over-ip is allowed and possible at the facility he is in (also at the facility-phone-vendor).


Can you still talk like a normal Phone call?
I think voice over isn't allowed though x.x
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:02 PM
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Add credit to the sonetel number put like 」5 on it and you will be able to receive the calls with gtl.
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Add credit to the sonetel number put like 」5 on it and you will be able to receive the calls with gtl.
There's already money on my sonetel account.
But his facility isn't available at GTL.
Or what am I supposed to do at GTL?
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Old 07-25-2019, 04:35 AM
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Iエm so frustrated... I was looking for different vendors/providers for hours and nothing seem to be a good solution.
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Luka, I'll be sending you a message...
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