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Old 05-27-2006, 06:28 AM
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Default phone calls-Will a local call still be collect?

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i live in the same town as the prison my (gf)fiancee was just sent to. the prison has the same area code and prefix as my phone number. for me to call the prison office is a local call. will she be able to call out of the prison to our home phone without going through the collect calling service (headache). like a local call.
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No sorry! All calls will be collect.
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Old 05-27-2006, 06:34 AM
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thanks, it was worth a try.
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Yeap, even local calls are collect. The prisons aren't paying for ANY calls for them, not even local ones.

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Have you checked to see if there is a prepay or debit account option? If so it will allow them to call direct and the funds are deducted from their account but since you are so close it may not save you a whole lot. Can't hurt to look into it though.
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Yeap ALL calls from jail and prison are collect. Sorry!
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Yeah they are ALL collect. But in your instance where your gf is locally there, the charges will be a lot cheaper than someone else who is farther away. The same thing happened to me. When my husband was at county, I was paying $2.50 for 15 minutes. Then he got moved farther away to another county unit and I was paying up at $7 for the first minuter and then $25 cents for each minute after! Really hurt my wallet!
Anyway try www.correctionalbillingservices.com, they offer prepaid services.
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does anyone know if inmates in tarcy can call home collect my husband is in there and the kids and i realy miss him any info would be nice thank's missing my baby..
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i can change my area code on my cell would that help?
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All calls from a facilty are collect. Just because you are local to the facility, it's they still have to call collect. I know that sucks but just what it is. Good luck!
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He was 20 minutes away and $1.85 for a 20 minute phone call. I just got my phone bill yesterday and for the 5 days that were on the bill - we spent 57.35 on calls - in FIVE days. I am blessed right now because he is in a treatment program and the phone they have there is a local call - he can call me at work, home on the cell and no collect calls. He is limited to 30 mins a day not a minute over or he loses the privilige. That and letters is it right now - no visits.
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