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View Poll Results: how many phone calls do you get?
1-3 times a day 228 40.14%
4-6 times a day 57 10.04%
6 + 57 10.04%
only a couple times a week 226 39.79%
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:10 PM
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I am afraid I am one of those who limits my man. I have to take care of my house bills first. I limited him to 1 phone call a week at first but have since figured out a way to be able to afford 3 phone calls a week. I set the times on 2 of them and he has the option to use the 3rd whenever he wants. I wish I could afford alot more, but he knows if he wants cd's I need to budget to allow for it. So he has a budget of 50 a month on phone calls and 50 on cd's. He is happy with that.
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His calls cost 1.80 so we talk like 3 to 4 times a day but that do add up lol
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well i get 5-10 calls a day, but we only talk about once a day or every other day. other than that he is just leaving me messages but we aren't actually getting to speak just him saying "i love you" or something like that
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My sister-In-Law and I only speak to my brother a few times a week. Lately nothing at all because he was moved and well has been there for like 2 weeks and no phone call. He is in Yuma Cheyenne Unit... anyone know why they are not allowing phone calls?? No lock down!
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We talk 2 x week..it will go down to 1x week when I start visiting him..but might go back to 2 when winter hits and cant go visit him..
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depends on the day
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We talk anywhere from 2-10 times a day. It just depends. I'd say on average we talk 4-6 times a day.
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If I let my baby have his way, he'd call 10 times a day! But since we have to monitor the phone bill, he calls about 4x at most a week. Sometimes that 4x is the same day.Lol. The calls are $5.50, but x4 that's $22 a week.
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My limit w/GTL is 29. My brother is often on "C" status so we talk every couple of weeks. When he does call he calls several times in a row. the homie calls me every other day &(he gets the bill paid so I don't mind) I've only had to come outta pocket for the bill once in the last 6 mo. & my husband never calls he is in the shu so he writes alot (:
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I talk to Chuck once a week, usually every Wednesday. I can't afford for him to call more often then that. Last week he called twice though. =] It was nice to hear from him more then once a week. I can live though with just one call a week. I go see him like every other weekend so it all works on in the end.
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we usually talk 3 to 4 times a day. sometimes once a day if the account gets low and a few times eleven times a day if i was going through something.....
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Default I get the calls, but can't talk :(

My man was recently locked up, and it's killing because when your use to talking to the one you love whenever you want, and texting, then it stops, it gets stressful and frustrating.

He calls me at least 3 times a day, but it hurts because i don't have the money right now to setup a pre-paid calling thing so we can talk.

So to those who talk to their loved ones often? You guys are so lucky
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Usually every other day. Occasionally we will talk for more than one click but ot really. Sometimes we go a few more days if I'm busy.
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I just got a call from my son a little while ago and we could only talk for a few seconds and then a recording said I had to open an account. I did not really understand this so I didnt do it and we were disconected. What happened to the days of collect calls? I hope he calls back and I can figure out all this new stuff. I'm also new on Prison Talk so I really dont know what I'm doing yet. I need help. I'll figure this out I guess. My son is in Florence Az and I'm in Ca.
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I am afraid I am one of those who limits my man. I have to take care of my house bills first. I limited him to 1 phone call a week at first but have since figured out a way to be able to afford 3 phone calls a week. I set the times on 2 of them and he has the option to use the 3rd whenever he wants. I wish I could afford alot more, but he knows if he wants cd's I need to budget to allow for it. So he has a budget of 50 a month on phone calls and 50 on cd's. He is happy with that.

When My Mom Was In Prison We Had A Bill Threw Gobel Tel Link. They Would Bill Us Monthly, At First We Got A Limit Of I Do Believe 100 Dollars It Equaled Out To Where She Could Call Once A Day & We Wouldn't Go Over. When She Was In A Place Called Metro Her Phone Calls Were About 2.40 A Call And We Could Expect More Then One Call A Day When She Got Transferred To The Pre Release Center Her Phone Calls Bumped Up But We Could Still Talk Once A Day. The Nice Thing About Doing This Is That If You Couldnt Pay The Whole Bill You Could Still Pay Some Of It And It Would Put Calls Back On For The Next Month, And Also You Could Make A Payment On It At Anytime. If He Is Going To Be In There For A While I Would Consider Doing That. I Know Its Hard Enough To Deal With Him In There, Im Sure Its Even Harder Not Being Able To Talk To Him Everyday & Trying To Catch Up With A 10-20 Minute Phone Call.
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Once a day from my mom.
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my husband and i talk like once a week.. cuz he is in ohio.. and im in florida... so its hard with my schedule and money wise
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my bf calls anywere from 4 to 7 times a day. our monthly bill is about 500 a month . but hes worth it
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He calls a few times a week and sometimes he will call twice those days. He doesn't like to run up the phone bill. I try to get him to call more cause I hate not talking to him but he trys to save me money.
I wish I could talk to him around the clock. But, because I live in a different state the calls are expensive. He wants to keep it down to about 2x a week instead of everyday. He fusses about me spending too much money on calls. I understand his point completely. And since he is getting out soon it is no reason for us to make unnecessary bills. But, being holiday time I miss him so much. He will call at extra times during the week if he needs to tell me something important. (I cross my fingers everyday hoping that he has something important to discuss).

His voice is so sweet and seductive and he loves to talk so I just close my eyes and melt away. When I see that familiar global hell number (I have it programmed under his name) I run to a room opposite the kids and all noise then just escape for 15 minutes with him.

Nothing bothers us except the crappy azz phones there that sometimes start acting up during our calls or the global hell man reminding us that he is calling from prison, as if we don't know.

But, we deal with it and enjoy of time.
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ever had them say they'll call u dont well this has happened to me twice first time he said he'll call the next day and then didn't call till day after ,second time hes like i'll call u at ten in morning and didnt call till just before lockdown am i being too full on but i find it really frustrating cauz its like what else u got going on its not like ur that busy u cant call, its sort of makes me wonder how do u like me when it doesn't even cross ur mind to call or is he doing it delibertly to make me like this, cauz he seem so into me ...confusing..
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When he was in jail we talked about 4-8 times a day... Since he's been in prison- we only talk once a day for 15 min
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Every Sunday for sure unless my Lady's prison is on Lockdown! All holidays and when we can or when I can have extra money on ICSolutions more on weekends, we decided against nightly calls except for birthdays due to all the background noise because we can't hear each other!

Every call from her lets me know she's ok and we'll be ok and her voice is, the docet tones of an angel speaking to my heart and every word from her is treasured!
 

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