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gigglesh 12-02-2013 01:50 AM

Help,please, how can I pay for calls without a credit card?
 
so my man is locked up I dont have a credit card to put money in my fone to be able to answer him I want to talk to him through fone badly I would rather pay by cash instead of credit card what should I do anybody got advice pls help

Jmilo1 12-02-2013 04:43 AM

Pre-paid debit card is the answer.

LeBeau 12-02-2013 07:31 AM

Because this is a phone issue, not a legal problem, I have moved it here to the Phones, Mail, and Visitation forum.

A prepaid visa is probably your answer, though some of the phone carriers have arrangements with Western Union.

gcbcrafter14 12-02-2013 10:10 AM

With Securus you can send payment by mail but it might have to be a money order.

Just look at the companies website under payment options.

gigglesh 12-03-2013 01:04 AM

Wondering?
 
Who has used a prepaid card befor to use it to get calls from a person in jail
If u have please send me a messege i have a questione for u (: thankx also greendot is it a prepaid card does it work for jail calls ?

bellamagnolia 12-03-2013 06:53 AM

You may want to ask this question on the state specific forums.
Not all prisons/jails are the same.
When my fianc was in Florida county jail- I had to put money on an account with one company. He could call as long as there was money on the account. (You could use a prepaid debit for this)

When he was moved to Florida DOC/prison- I had to set up an account and put money on it with a different phone provider- securus. You could also use a prepaid debit card for this. HOWEVER he could not call me until I sent in a copy of my phone bill to the prison.(landline because my cell phone is not a contract phone) The whole process took about six weeks.

I am not sure where your man is but the rules may be different so ask in the state forum and you should be able to find out exactly what you need to do.
Also- check the jail/prison website regarding phone policy.

The prepaid debit card just works like a credit card. You put money on it and you make a payment through the phone carrier.

OnlyInTexas 12-03-2013 08:24 AM

I'm in Texas and I have used a prepaid card for county jail calls with securrus.

gigglesh 12-03-2013 05:03 PM

What kind of prepaid debit card should I use u guys myman is in elmwood correctional facility

LeBeau 12-03-2013 05:11 PM

The brand of card does not matter at all.
The facility couldn't care less how you pay their contracted phone carrier.
The phone carrier will have a list of acceptable payment methods on their website.

mrs.bug 12-03-2013 05:31 PM

Go to Walmart and buy a prepaid vanilla visa card, they have them in $25, $50, and $100 amounts. They are at the checkout. I believe it's around a $4 charge to buy the card.

Red"s Precious 12-03-2013 07:06 PM

I have a prepaid visa walmart and a prepaid rush visa. I have to have an account in ga but I can use both of this to had money to the phone.

bellamagnolia 12-03-2013 07:36 PM

In Santa Clara County?
If so, here is information on calls:
http://www.sccgov.org/sites/doc/Inma...r-Inmates.aspx
If that is where he is you need to read that FIRST.

You need to follow whatever protocol the facility he is at has in place.

gigglesh 12-03-2013 07:45 PM

Yes santa clara county I think I will be buying the prepaid vanilla visa card tomorrow I hope this works really need to talk to my hunny thanks aloth everyone

Miss_A 12-03-2013 11:12 PM

It will work. Any prepaid card with a visa or mastercard logo will work.

missdebbie92025 12-03-2013 11:57 PM

I used a greenest and now I have a accountnow card. They are just like a debit card.

missdebbie92025
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maniacswifey619 12-04-2013 12:54 AM

I use pre paid debit card is what I use. Works like regular visa or MasterCard. Best one to have is a rushcard. U can apply for one at rushcarddotcom. You'll get it in about 7 - 10 business days. If u can't or don't wanna wait that long then u can always go to CVs, WalMart or anywhere that sells prepaid debit cards. I would suggest the vanilla visa prepaid card if u don't get a rushcard


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