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Old 02-19-2005, 11:22 AM
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Default San Quentin Prison, San Quentin, CA - What phone system does it use?

Hi All!

I was wondering if anyone knows what phone system San Quentin uses for the inmates to make phone calls?! IF anyone knows it would be greatly appreciated. All I get when I get there is some guy telling me AT&T and I just wanna confirm that.


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Old 02-19-2005, 12:12 PM
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SQ uses MCI. I just posted this in another thread. Let me know if this helps!

To confirm that your home phone is set up to receive collect calls you must first call MCI Inmate Services. They will give you the number to your current service provider. You must call the number they give you to have the local company check for any line blocks. Your bill with your carrier must be current. You must then call MCI back and they will confirm that your line is now clear.

Plan on this process taking some time, I just set my phone up and with all the hold time it took me about an hour.

The rates vary greatly depending on where you are. MCI will be able to tell you exactly how much your call's will be.

My phone calls through MCI are $3.95 to connect and $.89 per minute ($17.30 per 15 minutes) I set up an account with Prison Call's Online and the calls were about $10.00 less per 15 minutes.

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Hope this helps,

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Old 02-19-2005, 07:54 PM
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Yeah, I didn't figure that the individual that answered the phone knew what he was talking about. When I asked he said "Uh, AT&T" and I asked him if there was a way to check and he said "No, it's AT&T" I knew there wasn't much to what he had said.

Thanks for the Info.

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they call collect thru mci.
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