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Old 02-25-2011, 03:09 PM
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Yep, mine started doing it Tuesday as well. Its only with inmate calls though. I tried with my office phone and it went through fine! Guess i'm gona have to switch back to another service which i really didn't wanna do...
what other choices do we have?
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:32 PM
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We called Global and they told us they do not allow "transferred calls" so they are now disconnecting calls. Don't know what to do.
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How can I set up my account with GTL and Google Voice? I have a number and he bought a card and can call me fine with the prepaid but I wanted to do my part and pay for some of the calls too. It isn't like he gets much money in there and I don't want him spending all his state money on our calls. I sat up the touch pay but it wont accept my payment. when I tried to call and do it the person wanted the bill. which I don't have. before google voice it was costing me 8 bucks a call. He can call me with the prepaid on the new number for 2! that is 4 calls compared to 1! any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:24 PM
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How can I set up my account with GTL and Google Voice? I have a number and he bought a card and can call me fine with the prepaid but I wanted to do my part and pay for some of the calls too. It isn't like he gets much money in there and I don't want him spending all his state money on our calls. I sat up the touch pay but it wont accept my payment. when I tried to call and do it the person wanted the bill. which I don't have. before google voice it was costing me 8 bucks a call. He can call me with the prepaid on the new number for 2! that is 4 calls compared to 1! any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Google Voice isn't working anymore.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:53 PM
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Well sh*t... I wouldn't be surprised if they found out about our money-saving efforts on this forum. (Remember anyone can read these threads).

Its f*cked up. Bullsh*t really. Certainly there's something we can do? I say we GO ON STRIKE It'll kill us.. but at least make a point.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:19 PM
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And these *ssholes in DOC WONDER why cell phones have become such a hot commodity in prison! UGgggHHhh! Sh*t like this infuriates me!
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:17 AM
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Yes, it does work. Local calls are cheaper than long distance calls.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:35 PM
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Google Voice doesn't have the number I need for local calls.. What else is there? I've heard like Ear 2 Ear and Skype.. Is there any thing else?
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:46 PM
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Google Voice doesn't have the number I need for local calls.. What else is there? I've heard like Ear 2 Ear and Skype.. Is there any thing else?

I tried Google Voice myself and it doesn't have the number I need either ...good luck if I come across anything I will be sure to post it. If you do please pass it along as well..Thanks and good luck
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Skype had the number I needed. But I decided not to do get it. My man was FINALLY given his release date and it's really soon! So I'm just going pay for normal calls until then.
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Google assigns the physical location of your IP address to the voice number, which lets companies like Securus acknowledge the true address of the phone number, which is all they care about (they are liable for accuracy of information if the FBI or any court subpoenas them for information)
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I got a Google Voice number and gave it to my honey but I'm worried it won't get appoved to be on his phone list, because his prison approves all the numbers. Has anyone had one approved?
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can sumbod please email me this google voice info? ive yet to talk to m man...only have a cell phone....want to know the best route. hes in south woods
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can sumbod please email me this google voice info? ive yet to talk to m man...only have a cell phone....want to know the best route. hes in south woods
Just a heads up about google voice. It ONLY works as a call forwarding service and you WILL get blocked if call forwarding is detected. It happened with me...literally the next day. I was with a call forwarding telephone company (Freedom Voice) and was having a local number forwarded to my cell number here and bam, I got blocked the next day. Don't do it. I got a call from a Securus rep who told me that they detected call forwarding...so I make sure to pass on to people not to do it. FYI>
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i have had google voice for over 2 years. Still works for me.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:44 PM
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I think it depends on the state and/or location. I've been using it for a few months now without a problem, but ai know of other people that it didn't work for at all. all I can say is it's free and worth a try. If it works, you save money on the calls. If it don't work, you can always look into getting a local number for your cell phone and save $$ that way. Some states don't allow calls to cell phones at all so then none of the above would probably work. Your state's forum would probably have more info on that.
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Just a heads up about google voice. It ONLY works as a call forwarding service and you WILL get blocked if call forwarding is detected. It happened with me...literally the next day. I was with a call forwarding telephone company (Freedom Voice) and was having a local number forwarded to my cell number here and bam, I got blocked the next day. Don't do it. I got a call from a Securus rep who told me that they detected call forwarding...so I make sure to pass on to people not to do it. FYI>






thank you for the info....how am i suppossed to talk to him. comcast dont accept collect calls! grrrr
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:21 PM
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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!

THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR THIS INFO!!!

My baby is in Georgia, Monroe Co Jail which only uses Paytel for collect calls. Since my cell phone # is long distance, a 15 min call was $10.35. I just set up my Google Voice account and picked out a local area code and then created my Paytel account. My rate quote is the local $2.70 flat fee for 15 minutes. Once we try it I will re-post with an update. Please hope it works for us!
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Ugh.I tried google voice and got approved by the prison, but then the phone call wouldn't go through.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:55 AM
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thank you for the info....how am i suppossed to talk to him. comcast dont accept collect calls! grrrr
If you set up a prepaid account through Securus (or whoever it is that maintains the phone lines at the facility), you will be able to accept a collect call this way. My mobile phone company won't let me accept calls either but I regularly take calls due to having a prepaid account.
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So i had a google number, and then my fiance got moved so i got a new number, his phone list is due this month.. Will he need a bill to add the new number, did any of u have those issues? If so how did you fix it?

I just wanna make sure he can keep my old number, and ad the new local number, thanks everyone!
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Hi Does anyone know how to set up a google phone account to talk to your loved one in prison. My Boyfriend is telling me to set this up but I am not sure how it works. He said I can get a local number to where he is and then it will save us alot of money. I tried to look into it but I am not understanding how to do it. Any help on this would be appreciated!
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Hey Guys! I got tired of searching through the forums to see if this has already been covered so I decided to make a new thread. My apologies if there is one already. Anyway, for those of us that have used google voice, you probably had problems starting back in the beginning of february like I had. As a result, I switched to skype but that is more of a headache than a solution. So my question is, does anyone know if its safe to start back using google voice again? I am really fed up with skype so if google voice isn't working then i guess its time to get a prepaid cell phone because I am not going to pay $3-$4 for a 10 min call. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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