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Old 01-26-2008, 02:37 PM
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for phone calls from Rankin? I put $50 on my phone, he's called 3 times and its already down to $22. Does anyone know the charge per minute? And is there any other way to do the phone thing?
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:54 PM
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for phone calls from Rankin? I put $50 on my phone, he's called 3 times and its already down to $22. Does anyone know the charge per minute? And is there any other way to do the phone thing?
I can't remember per minute, sorry, but GTL is it while he is at CMCF. I went round and round with that last summer. I use CBS and even though they are technically the same company, I had to pay through GTL for 7 weeks.

If he was on phone for the 15 minutes, might figure it by call rather than by minute. $28/3=$9.33 per call. There is an accept call fee included in that so shortening calls doesn't help a whole lot. If you call GTL, they will tell you what it is per minute from CMCF to where you live. Your calls will be a different fee than mine.
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:51 AM
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It is all up to where you live. I put 50 dollars ONE time on a calling card. After ONE call my balance was 18 dollars. SO I called and they charged me 9.50 just for using a credit card to do this and the call was 22.50 dollars!!!
It is the same if the call comes in collect and not on calling card at my home. Aprrox. 1 dollar a minute plus a one time 4.95 monthly fee tacked on the to bill each month there is a prison phone call. However I am across state lines ( about 5 miles across) and I have Intrastate fees. If they charged 9..50 to put on 50 dollars on the debit card I wonder if the fee is the same if you put more. That is AWFUL...
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Old 01-29-2008, 06:38 AM
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When he was in Leflore County it was Inmate Calling Solutions (that's a different horror story) and they cut the call after 14 mins. Global has never cut a call, is this normal for them? or just while he's in QB? Also when I first put money on the phone with Global the auto voice said they would charge me a $25 fee for placing the $50 on the phone, last I checked my bank acct the $50 had been taken but not the $25, again is this the normal with this company?
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Oh, I had forgotten that about GTL..they do not have a time limit and calls were expensive for us since I am out of state so we had to learn to watch the time as there was no recording or shut off at 15mins.

The "set-up" fee comes out of the $50, not in addition to it though I do not recall how much it was.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:53 AM
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Bfrg..I was told that also about the 25 dollar hook up fee when I put 50 dollars on my dredit card for my Mom's number..Well after one call I checked my balance ( by the way they allow 20 min. calls now) and it was 18 dollars... I called them and I figured the 25 had been taken off. They said they had NO HOOK UP FEE OF 25 dollars.. The recording says they do ..ANYWAY the cost of the call was about a dollar aminute ( I am out of state) and they had debited $9.50 for the credit card transaction. I do not know if the fee is always $9.50 or 50 doallrs is 9.50. If I do this again I will charge about 200 on the credit card if they are going to charge 9.50 for the "transaction".....I found that the calls to my home phone which allows prison collect calls and Mom's phone with the debit card total about the same with all charges considered...

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FYI, I am also out of state, and have been dealing with Globeltel since we were going thru Desoto County. 1 thing I have noticed: if you "open" a prepaid account with them it is cheaper than having it billed on your phone bill. We get a 20 min phone call for about $20. I believe it's about $4.95 to connect and $0.89 per minute. Good luck!

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My son was sent to CMCF and the first time he called I was worried about the price of the phone call. I had called Global Link and was told it was $6.95 for the call $1.50 connect fee and 39cents for each minute can u imagine what i was thinking. So i added money to my pre-paid account and was waiting for a high phone rate. He is abut 103 miles from where I live so when i checked my balance it had only cost $6.95 for a 20 min. call so now I am wondering does any one know what the heck they are doing.Hope this helps other ones. I am sorry that that you have to pay such a high rate to talk to your loved ones who call u from out of state. Some thing should be done abut the rate. They charge you double for any thing you do for them.

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My husband is also at CMCF. I also live about 100 miles awawy. We get a 15 minute, not 20 like you. And each call is $7.22 for that 15 minutes. Why the difference in the amount and the lenght of time .It was also 15 minutes at the Rankin County Jail and same amount, $7.22 .This is a prepaid account because about 6 months ago they put a block on my phone where I couldn't accept calls unless I got a prepaid account. Before that it was being charged to my landline phone bill.And it was cheaper that way. I have also discovered that it is cheaper to send the money by Western Union. For $ 90.00 the fee is $9.95 . I f you do the same amount over the phone with a debit or credit card the charge is $19.95. They are really making money off of people . And you get a different answer from each person you talk to, if you ever get to talk to anyone. Thanks for the VEVT !! thisis a real sore spot with me !!
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Could be you are in different area codes. It is more to call 662 or 228 than it is to call 601 or 769
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