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Default Best way to get a local phone number that will forward to my cell?

Hi there! Can anyone tell me the best way that they have found to obtain a local phone number that will forward to my cell phone? I wasn't sure if Google Voice might work or not? I would love some input.

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Google Voice is not allowed. Call forwarding is not allowed. Get a cell phone number that is local the facility and use that number/cell phone for calls
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Hi there call forwarding is considered against the rules by FBOP. You could lose your phone priviledges and possiblyget your loved one in trouble. It is probably better to get your phone provider to give you a local number close to where your loved one is and then there is no call forwarding involved.
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Your cellphone provider may be able to change your phone number to one that is a local call from his prison, that is permitted by the bop.
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Google voice & Sideline (app) are free, www.pigeon.ly for an affordable company (can prepay the year for $60).
You should know the area code & the local exchanges when looking for a number on Sideline.

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Google voice & Sideline (app) are free, www.pigeon.ly for an affordable company (can prepay the year for $60).
You should know the area code & the local exchanges when looking for a number on Sideline.
If those are call-forwarding / 3rd party services they are not allowed for Federal calls and not worth the risk to ignore the fact that they Are Not allowed per BOP.
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Hi there! Can anyone tell me the best way that they have found to obtain a local phone number that will forward to my cell phone? I wasn't sure if Google Voice might work or not? I would love some input.

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Another solution, if you have a skype account, you get a skype number and then you can transfer your (local) skype number to your mobile phone, anywere.
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I will tell you from MORE first hand experience. At FCC Yazoo City, there were a bunch of people that got popped for using those services. I don't know how these businesses operate if they KNOW that you can get the inmates in trouble. It's very random but it can and will happen.
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