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Old 04-23-2014, 07:16 PM
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Default Inmate calls switching from VAC to GTL today, April 23, 2014

All colorado inmates phone communication is switching over from vac to gtl as of TODAY. It may take 24 to 72 hours for the transition. Just a heads up. If there is a delay in your normal calls that is why.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:18 PM
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do you know if they are shorting the length of the calls? always got 20mins before and now i'm only getting 15mins. what is the price of this new calling system going to be?
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:25 PM
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do you know if they are shorting the length of the calls? always got 20mins before and now i'm only getting 15mins. what is the price of this new calling system going to be?
I have no idea. When I do I'll post. It was 20 min for 3.87 prepaid. It's probably around there.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:55 PM
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Ok it's $3.20 for 15 minutes. Isn't this fun? Not only are our LOs not getting good time ...now the phone calls are shorter.
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yes this is very messed up
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If we had money on vac is it being transferred to the new company? Less phone time and less time out of their cells. It's all going backwards it seems.
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If we had money on vac is it being transferred to the new company? Less phone time and less time out of their cells. It's all going backwards it seems.
On Friday my husband's calls were 15 min. Yesterday and today they are back to 20.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:23 PM
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There was a different recording (we do the calls paid for by our loved one) but the time was 20 minutes today.
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ya i noticed they were 15 minutes and now back to 20 minutes.
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Is it possible for a 20 minute phone call to cost $7.60. For him to call me from Colorado to North Carolina. Is there a better way that will not be as costly? I've put $ on his books.
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I created an account a www.offenderconnect.com, so my son can call me collect at the lower in-state rate. I have a Colorado phone number, a cell phone, but I don't live in Colorado at the moment. I'm temporarily staying in Oregon, but I kept my Colorado phone number. I do have a Colorado address at a mail forwarding service for $8.00 per month. I also have a Colorado driver's license, which I obtained while in Colorado last summer.

My son's calls to my Colorado phone number are $1.36 for the first minute and 11 cents for each minute after that, for a total of 20 minutes. Each call is $3.45 for usage and $.36 for tax for a total of $3.81.

I called Offender Connect today at 800-483-8314 to ask what the out-of-state rate would be for my son to call his dad, who lives in New Mexico. They told me that there is no way to know, until the inmate actually calls a given phone number, and THEN they can see what the charges were in their system. What a racket!!!

You can also hear the charges when the inmate calls by listening to the prompts at the beginning of the call and pressing the correct option. The inmate can also hear the charges at the same time you hear them. My son was flabbergasted when he heard how high they are!

Does anyone else have experience with Offender Connect charging these excessive rates for out-of-state calls, as referred to in the previous post?

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Ladies give google voice a try it forwards ur calls to ur cell phone. Here's the thing u have to put money on ur new phone number and get it with the same zip code to were ur loved ones are at. That way u be saving money. But u can't tell gtl that ur number from google voice cause they will block it just say u changed phone numbers with ur phone company.
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Ladies give google voice a try it forwards ur calls to ur cell phone. Here's the thing u have to put money on ur new phone number and get it with the same zip code to were ur loved ones are at. That way u be saving money. But u can't tell gtl that ur number from google voice cause they will block it just say u changed phone numbers with ur phone company.
In Colorado it is against policy to use any call forwarding service (including google voice). If caught, the offender could lose phone privleges and be charged with fraud.
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Not good well I was just trying to help u ladies out
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I believe the least expensive phone calls are when they pay for them from their accounts. Here is the information from CDOC's website:

Debit Inmate Phone Rates

****Effective 03-01-12****

*Rates are subject to change

ALL IN-STATE DEBIT CALLS
Surcharge per call $1.25
Rate per minute (any time) $0.10

INTER-STATE DEBIT CALLS
Calls placed to a number in another state
Surcharge $1.50
Rate per minute (anytime) $0.10
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