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Old 01-21-2019, 01:20 PM
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I am going to scream but maybe someone can help me before I bang my head against the wall.

Any phone provider I use whether it is an internet phone or VoIP is being blocked by Securus.

Does anyone in Europe use Securus and how do you get them not to block the number all the time?
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Those are considered third party calls, call forwarding or call diverters and they are not allowed, not only by Securus, but also by many prisons.
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Thank you Sass. I am aware of that. My main questuon was if anyone knew what I can do to talk to my hun. Like how to get a US phone number for example.
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Here's a Securus rate chart that has Germany as one selection for "your country".
https://securustech.net/call-rate-calculator

and the "contact us" chat page
https://securustech.net/contact-us
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I got myself a US-SIM through Truphone.
You get a UK number as primary number and for $5 extra you get a US number and I choose one in his area code. That way he can call me and I send him money monthly for calls. That's a one-time payment for the SIM and extra number, no extra costs.
But I think (it's been so long) he needs to be able/allowed to call mobile numbers.
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Here's a Securus rate chart that has Germany as one selection for "your country".
https://securustech.net/call-rate-calculator

and the "contact us" chat page
https://securustech.net/contact-us
Unfortunately even though Securus has a list of foreign countries on their website and claim they can offer you international call rates...they don't. When my fiancé was in county jail (CA)I spoke with Securus couple of times about this but it was a no-go.

He was able to call (my local U.S. number) with phone cards he bought from commissary though.....which was surprising considering those cards were by Securus too.
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Thank you Sass. I am aware of that. My main questuon was if anyone knew what I can do to talk to my hun. Like how to get a US phone number for example.

use either inmatelinks.com n get a US Nr a singed to ur phone . or get the magic jack app u can, choose the US nr. u want. I got both n I'm in Europe.. both work perfect!!
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I am going to scream but maybe someone can help me before I bang my head against the wall.

Any phone provider I use whether it is an internet phone or VoIP is being blocked by Securus.

Does anyone in Europe use Securus and how do you get them not to block the number all the time?
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I've been using Sonetel for a few months. It's a bit expensive but works 😊
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