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Old 05-05-2012, 03:38 PM
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I also have a Android phone, and a Google # I tried it, but it didn't last long :'( tnetix (securus) detected the # as a third party call and blocked him from calling me on that #. It really helped cuz he's in Md and i live in nyc. Since then I jus called up my phone company and changed my # to a Md # since I'm planning to relocate anyway. I hope it wrks out and they don't block the # for you.

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I'm not familair with New York, but that type of set-up is against DOC policy in many states and can result in your calls being blocked.

Because your post is concerning phones, I have moved the thread to the General Prison Talk sub-forum for phone (mail and visit) issues.

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My boyfriend is in a federal prison and a few states away so some inmates told him to tell me to set up google voice so our phone calls would be cheaper so I did and the prison accepted the number and everythink, but he says when he calls its just a busy signal. Does anyone know why this is or what I can do about it?
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Please be aware that it is against Federal BOP and many state DOC rules for an inmate to use “third party” services that try to reduce prison call costs like GoogleVoice, ConsCallHome, or PrisonCallSolutions (and many others). Those services forward calls to another line, and call forwarding is not allowed. If you have GoogleVoice or one of these other services and your loved one is calling you, you are breaking those BOP or DOC rules. When the BOP or DOC finds out (and they will eventually), you will lose visitation and phone privileges. Google Voice forwards calls to a different line. Facilities have the technology to detect forwarded calls. When the facility detects a forwarded call (and it could be tomorrow or years from now), there are consequences. One of those consequences is disallowing the inmate to call the number that was forwarded and the person who owns the forwarded-to phone could be taken off the inmate’s visitors list. I know the calls are expensive, but we have to follow their rules. I'm sorry.

Since call forwarding is not allowed by the facilities, discussing "how to" get those services borders on illegal activities which is against PTO policy cited below.

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